Tackling plastic pollution & disseminating sustainable agriculture through closed-loop entrepreneurship.
Cured from an immune deficiency through herbalism at the age of ten, Celine was mesmerized by the power of plants and nature early on. Determined to uncover the best way to feed the world sustainably, alongside her degrees in Plant Science and Environmental Change and Management, she volunteered on countless farms to better understand how to harness the power of nature through biomimicry.
Celine developed a passion for perennial crops and agroforestry systems due to their ability to provide food and an array of other ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration— of paramount importance to remain within our ‘planetary boundaries’. Digging deeper into food issues, she soon became aware of the issue of plastic pollution and waste in general. This lead her to become co-founder of the non-profit Plastic Tides with two Cornell classmates in 2014.
Plastic Tides combines adventure & science to address ocean plastic pollution via Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) expeditions.
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