Hanka Kirby

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT HANKA KIRBY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Georgia Tech l Georgia, USA l Advancing SDG 13 and UNAI 9

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"I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow so I can use the platform to help further SDG 13 - Climate Action. I think the climate crisis is the single greatest issue of our time, and I am excited to empower others to take action.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainable Events 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.

Goals:

  • 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

Hanka Kirby is a sophomore at Georgia Tech studying Public Policy. She is especially interested in Climate and Environmental Policy. Hanka has been a member of Citizens Climate Lobby for over two years working to create the political will for climate solutions. In addition, she is very involved with Climate Reality Project - a group of people trained to help convey the urgency of the climate crisis and empower others to take action.

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