More jobs, less deforestation, one meal at a time.

Rocky Hillside in La Coupe

The problem

In Haiti, 9 out of 10 households use charcoal or wood for cooking on a daily basis. This reliance on tree wood for fuel is devastating, resulting in one of the world's most deforested landscapes, as well as widespread unemployment and one of the highest extreme poverty rates on Earth. 

Our solution

Carbon Roots International's solution to Haiti's wood charcoal problem is green charcoal. Made locally from agricultural waste, green charcoal is a cheaper, cleaner, longer lasting alternative to wood charcoal.