Alexander Petroff: Sustainability Trainer

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Petroff’s Working Villages International provides support and know-how to economically and environmentally sustainable practices in developing countries. Four years into the project, the model village of Ruzizi, Congo, supplies the region with organic produce.

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Alexander Petroff is not just a sustainability enthusiast—he’s also a TED Fellow. Petroff helped the people of Ruzizi eliminate pollution and unemployment and replace them with personal pride and locally grown vegetables.

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