BioAbraham L. B. Freeman is a Global Atlantic Fellow, an emerging social entrepreneur, and the founder of Environmental Rescue Initiative – a community-based waste management organization that recycles plastic waste into usable materials, advocates against environmental pollution, and engages underserved communities to recognize environmental determinants of health. As a challenge-driven and goal-oriented environmentalist with more than nine years of experience, he is versed in the areas of environmental and social impact assessment, community organizing and mobilization, waste management, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), water quality monitoring, leadership, and is a grounded environmental health advocate and health equity enthusiast.
Abraham is also a NEBOSH-certified (pending certification) health, safety, and environmental professional, currently employed as the health and safety coordinator by the Liberia Electricity Corporation and assigned at the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant, where he manages, maintains, and administers health and safety programs with the objective of minimizing accidents, injuries, and environmental damages. For his efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Liberia's underprivileged neighborhoods, Abraham has received international attention from CNN, Deutsche Welle, and a number of other regional and national media organizations. His sincere goal is to make people all over the world more aware of environmental justice and the impact of climate change on our everyday lives.