This story is in partnership with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
Back when he was a boarding school student, now-25-year old Gabriel Saunders kick-started his first business selling mini-fridges. He would buy the mini-fridges for $15 from graduating students, and then resell them to new students — after hiking the price up to $40.
At university, Saunders learned about social entrepreneurship, and how you can “make money while improving the world, and the communities around you,” as he explained during the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)’s fifth annual Youth Innovation Challenge presentation in September 2021.
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