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(NC)—When Cori Crawford entered the University of Waterloo’s Environment and Business program three years ago, she kept an open mind about where her studies would take her. Crawford knew that she ultimately wanted a career where she could combine her entrepreneurial spirit with her desire to keep the environment healthy for future generations.
After wrapping up her second co-op term at CleanFarms, one a Canada’s leading agricultural stewardship organizations, Crawford was pleasantly surprised to learn how easily her two interests married in the world of agriculture. She worked
on a variety of projects that focused on developing waste management solutions for common on-farm plastics like bale wrap, twine, and plastic containers.
What really impressed her was how dedicated everyone she interacted with was to protecting the environment and to building programs and businesses that were not only economically viable, but profitable.
“At school I learned all about the concept of sustainable business practices, but I felt that it was often overused in the business world”, Crawford pointed out. “At CleanFarms I learned that farmers embrace sustainable practices every day and that there are plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs who are passionate about the environment and who want to build long lasting businesses.”
Crawford recommends that any young person who shares her interests take a serious look at the agricultural industry. She says she’s very glad she did.