Carol Mantasoot earned her BSc in Chemistry from the University of Houston. After completing a year of graduate study at UCLA, she began working in the chemical industry in both technical and sales positions. Carol first became interested in the state of our rainforests after promoting a line of palm free raw materials for her previous employer.
That opportunity sparked an interest in sustainability and deforestation. After a few years of study, completing courses with the United Nations and learning how we can use satellite imagery to aid with forest management, she left her career to start a non-profit corporation.
The Palm Free Council is aimed at bringing attention to what is happening to our rainforests, the species and people who live there, our climate and human rights. We hope to push the topic further in the mind of the consumer and call to attention the undeniable need for considering deforestation when choosing natural raw materials.