Thiago Esslinger

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 THIAGO ALEXANDER ESSLINGER VASQUEZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

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

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“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.

Measurable 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

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.

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