Piotr Topinski

Ashoka Fellow

Citation

This profile was prepared when Piotr Topinski was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Introduction
Piotr is revolutionizing the way communities in rural Poland heat their homes, and in the process, promoting innovation and local development. By utilizing locally-grown straw instead of coal, the communities are reducing pollution and realizing substantial savings, which is then reinvested in other income-generating ventures.
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