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ConVal Grads Receive Environmental Leadership Awards from the Harris Center

June 11, 2020

Scholarships Awarded to Rising Environmental Leaders

The Harris Center recently honored Zoe Werth of Peterborough and Trevor Faber of Hancock, both recent graduates of ConVal High School, with our 2020 Environmental Leadership Awards. These awards are given annually to graduating seniors who have a demonstrated passion for the natural world, a strong commitment to environmental issues, and the capacity to create positive change in their community and beyond.

Zoe Werth of Peterborough was a four-year Cornucopia Project “Farm to Fork” Fellow and an advocate for presidential candidates who supported the Green New Deal.

Zoe Werth of Peterborough was a four-year Cornucopia Project “Farm to Fork” Fellow and an advocate for presidential candidates who supported the Green New Deal.

Trevor Faber is an avid outdoorsman who has volunteered with the Hancock Conservation Commission and been involved in several outdoor recreation groups, including the Greenfield Trails Association.

Trevor Faber is an avid outdoorsman who has volunteered with the Hancock Conservation Commission and been involved in several outdoor recreation groups, including the Greenfield Trails Association.

Zoe Werth was a four-year Cornucopia Project “Farm to Fork” Fellow, where she learned about sustainable agricultural practices, the impacts of climate change, and the importance of wildlife. In her senior year at ConVal, Zoe was an advocate for presidential candidates who supported the Green New Deal and other environmental initiatives, and she worked with the Peterborough Energy Committee to seek approval for the installation of solar panels at ConVal. Zoe will attend the University of New Hampshire in the fall, majoring in Biomedical Science at its College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

Trevor Faber is an avid outdoorsman who has volunteered with the Hancock Conservation Commission and been involved in several outdoor recreation groups, including the Greenfield Trails Association. In his senior year at ConVal, Trevor undertook an independent study focused on renewable energy, which led him to create his own miniature wind turbine, a 36v 20A battery pack from recycled laptops, and a hydrogen generator made of recycled parts. He plans to bring his love of nature into the engineering field to help fight climate change; this fall, he will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he plans to study Mechanical Engineering.

Each Harris Center Environmental Leadership Award came with a $2,500 scholarship, which was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor who believes deeply in the power of young people to create positive environmental change. These exemplary young leaders give us great hope. Congrats, Zoe and Trevor!