Samuel B. Pierre

SAMUEL PHOTO_edited-1Samuel completed a business-launching course at the Entrepreneurship Academy in Quebec.  Growing up in Haiti he has witnessed how the practice of felling trees for charcoal production has hurt his native country. Only 1.5% of the island’s circumference is covered by forest. Local actors are infuriated about this situation, but no action has been taken to solve it. Charcoal is used daily by more than one million homes and is a major cause of environmental degradation. For this reason, he has been saving his money to create an alternative energy company. To start, he will mix starch and transform coconut tree waste, which is found in abundance on the island or other food waste, to make pieces of coal. Through this initiative he hopes to decrease local traditional wood coal consumption.

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