Chloe Maxmin (24) is a recent graduate of the Harvard College Class of 2015. She is currently a Fellow with The Nation as she writes a book about how the climate movement can become an effective political force.
Chloe became a climate activist when she was 12, forming the Climate Action Club in high school and galvanizing a grassroots movement in her community. At Harvard, she co-founded Divest Harvard–a campaign calling on Harvard University to divest its endowment from fossil fuels–and helped grow DH from group of 3 into a movement of over 70,000 people. Chloe also founded First Here, Then Everywhere to empower youth climate activists. Chloe’s achievements as a youth activist have been recognized both nationally and internationally. In 2011, she was a recipient of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, awarded to the top 10 youth activists in the US. Her work as the leader of the CAC was the focus feature of the Sundance Channel’s award-winning eco-documentary, “Big Ideas for a Small Planet,” the “Communities” episode, in Season 3 that premiered in 2010. Recently she was awarded the Brower Youth Award, which recognizes six environmental leaders each year. She was also named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone for her climate activism. Chloe has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Bill Moyers, Bloomberg, Real Time with Bill Maher, and other news outlets. She also speaks at conferences around the country. Chloe writes for publications around the world. She was a delegate with SustainUS to COP21 in Paris and also worked with the Bernie Sanders campaign. You can follow her on Twitter at @chloemaxmin.