Madawaska First Nation, NB
Sal Poirier is from the Wolastoqiyik tribe in the Wabanaki region. His community is the Madawaska First Nation. He is the environmental officer for the community. He is the first in his community to hold this position since it was created in 2017. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in mechanical engineering. His goal is to reduce his community’s reliance on fossil fuels and to have his community become a model in clean energy and waste management practices. It is important to him that he does what he can to leave a sustainable world for his three children and future generations.