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ACE Alumna Chloe Maxmin Wins a Brower Youth Award

We are so proud to congratulate Chloe Maxmin, an ACE Alumna, for winning a Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership

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Calling for Your Support

To kick off ACE’s Spring Donation Drive, Alumna Chloe Maxmin tells us what ACE means to her – and asks for your support for ACE.

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What is Divestment? Why Should We Care? An ACE Alumnus Explains.

ACE Alumnus Chloe explains what fossil fuel divestment is, why it’s important and how she got involved on her campus.

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Transition Time

This is a guest post from ACE Alumna Chloe who is currently finishing up her first year at Harvard. 

Summer has begun, is beginning, or is right around the corner for students all over the country. Now we are off to partake in various activities around the world. As we depart from school, what will happen to all of the movements, campaigns, and projects that we worked on all year as members of student groups? Will the momentum die? What happens if your leader is (or will be) a senior? How is knowledge transferred to the rest of the group members?

I’ve faced this situation a couple of times, and I wanted to pass on some of the lessons that I have learned when it comes to transition time.

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A Day in the Life

College seemed like a surreal life when I was in high school. I couldnʼt imagine living at school, going from class to class at odd times of the day, and staying up late with meetings and homework. But sooner or later, most people will experience this lifestyle. So here is a snapshot of some of my classes and extracurriculars in one day as a scholar and environmentalist at Harvard.

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Reflections from a Youth Activist

This is a guest post by ACE Alum Chloe who is now a first year at Harvard. 

The Climate Action Club (http://laclimateaction.webs.com) at my high school initially focused on simple projects that were desperately needed–recycling batteries and cartridges, energy audits, smart strips, etc… Once we covered these bases, we focused on more complex and far-reaching  campaigns like installing vending misers, solar panels, and town-wide reusable bags. But we had to build our foundation. We were educating administrators, students, faculty, and community members as we went along. We were also learning in action, altering and rethinking campaign strategies in the middle of a project to increase our effectiveness and impact.

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ACE Alumna Profile: Chloe

Chloe Maxmin attended Lincoln Academy in Damariscotta, Maine for high school and is currently a first-year student at Harvard University. While in high school, Chloe founded her school’s Climate Action Club (http://laclimateaction.webs.com), which saved 700,000 plastic bags from local landfills, installed solar school panels on Lincoln Academy, and more. Chloe organized an ACE assembly at her high school for all 600 students. She also founded First Here, Then Everywhere (www.firstheretheneverywhere.org). We’re excited to welcome her back as an ACE Alumna blogger! Read on to learn more about her story:

Where do you go to college now and what work are you doing around climate change?

I go to Harvard College, and I’m involved with various projects both and on and off campus to educate people about climate change and contribute to mitigation efforts. I’m involved with one group that is organizing the first Green Economy Caucus in the Massachusetts Legislature. I’m part of another organization that is planning a renewable energy demonstration on campus to educate students about renewable energy and Harvard’s commitment to solar panels, wind power, and geothermal. I also work with an exclusively first-year organization dedicated to making energy-efficiency improvements around campus.  Earlier in the year I worked on campus  to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and educate students about the proposal. I am on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Crimson, writing about environmentalism on campus and around the world. I also write for Next Gen Journal to share some of my ideas about climate change and educate a larger audience. I tweet and maintain my website–First Here, Then Everywhere–as well.

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