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.
“Our way of living will continue to steal resources from future generations if we do not change. I believe the Climate Crisis should be taught and people must be shown how they can change, because our future can still be saved; most importantly, people have the power to change.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Green Education Initiative
The Green Education Initiative aims to educate students on campus sustainability. By providing access to this education, students will learn about climate issues, what their school is doing to combat these problems, and how students can take action on climate solutions. The final format will include a presentation that can easily be given for incoming First-Year students during their orientation. This presentation will include a discussion of existing infrastructure for recycling and waste management on campus, steps the school has taken to show leadership in sustainability and innovation, and how students can become involved.
Create an accurate presentation on the climate crisis, Georgia Tech leadership in sustainability, and how students can participate/create solutions
Present at least 4 times in the first semester
Create a Sustainability Fair for all students to learn about the available resources and how to further help green efforts
Attempt to present at 2020 First-Year orientation
About the Millennium Fellow
Thiago Esslinger is a 2nd Year student at the Georgia Institute of Technology studying Biochemistry. Thiago currently serves as the President of Students Organizing for Sustainability, Environmental Impact Coordinator for the Earth Day Committee, and as a violist in the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra. His two greatest passions include music and science, which he believes are powerful tools for climate activism.
Connect with Thiago on LinkedIn.