ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I am excited to collaborate with other like-minded students who want to further the SDGs and make the world a more sustainable, equitable place.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Creating Sustainability Plans for the City of Greenville
My class and I will partner with Greenville's Green Ribbon Advisory Committee to develop sustainability plans for the City of Greenville involving energy, waste, mobility, and natural systems. We will assess the current status of each of the four areas and generate specific recommendations for the City on a variety of scales. By the end of the Fellowship we will present four complete plans to City Council to review and vote on in their next session.
This fellowship aims to make Greenville a more sustainable community, specifically focusing on equity, accessibility, inclusivity, and reduction of negative environmental impacts.
About the Millennium Fellow
Catherine Lippert is a senior Sustainability Science major at Furman University in Greenville, SC, USA. She is currently interning with the City of Greenville's Environmental Engineering Division and is learning about stormwater and sewage management as well as streambank restoration. Catherine loves the ocean, reading, biking, and hiking. After she graduates, Catherine hopes to further the SDGs at a city-level scale.