MEarth is excited to welcome a new Americorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) fellow, Chloe Meteigner. AmeriCorps is a federal agency for national service and volunteerism, providing opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country. Fellows address the nation’s most pressing challenges and improve lives and communities. The mission of the VIP program is to build and strengthen volunteer programs within nonprofit, government, and educational organizations that improve the lives of children, families, and the greater community. 

Chloe grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was fortunate enough to have parents who love the outdoors. Leaving the city during family camping trips inspired her love for nature, but also showed her the severe disconnect between many people and the natural world. Because of this, from a very young age, she has been passionate about saving and appreciating our beautiful planet. Throughout the years of studying environmental science and sustainability at CSUMB, she also developed a great appreciation for educating others. “My hopes are to continue promoting environmental stewardship to help create a positive future for our planet and future generations”.