Jeff Schnurr

Executive Director, Community Forests International

Jeff Schnurr is a social entrepreneur that works to help rural communities achieve economic prosperity through sustainable innovation. Jeff has empowered rural communities in Tanzania to plant over a million trees, grow food, harvest rainwater and power households through solar energy. In New Brunswick, Jeff is developing a rural “hacker space” for farming, forestry and alternative energy.

In addition to his work at CFI, Jeff is the founder of CFC, a sustainable forestry company and Envaya, a tech start-up that supports grassroots organizations in the developing world. Jeff has been named one of Canada’s top ten volunteers by the CBC and Manulife, and was named one of Explore Magazine’s Top 30 under 30.