Chloe Gross ‘24
Chloe is an Environmental Conservation and Sustainability major with wide-ranging interests in sustainable agriculture, triple-bottom-line business, and environmental policy. Using natural processes to combat the climate crisis is also highly important to Chloe. She is passionate about repurposing wasted products and using them to benefit other communities, merging the need to reduce resource consumption by using items that are already manufactured with humanitarian issues like disaster relief and stable housing. She hoped to pursue a career working towards equality, local and global sustainability and increased quality of life for all people.
For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Chloe created a nationally adaptable environmental curriculum for summer camps and after school programs for kids in grades four through six. This curriculum was based on a weeklong environmental-hiking camp that she planned and executed for elementary-aged children with guest speakers from around New England. This project propelled her further into the world of environmental education and solidified her drive to be a leader in environmental sustainability. She joined the Businesses and Sustainable Environments Club, volunteered to help a Ph.D. student with her oyster research, and spearheaded a reusable grain bag project with her Hamel Scholar group. Additionally, Chloe conducted research with UNHSI through a Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program Fellowship. She researched the possibility of overhauling existing composting infrastructure and initiating a waste educational campaign across the Town of Lee, Town of Durham, Oyster River Cooperative School District, and the University of New Hampshire. Chloe joined the Sustainability Institute as a Zero Waste Intern, continuing this work in the summer of 2022.