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’m excited to roll up my sleeves and make a difference in my own community. Composting is an easy place to start, and I am going to be looking for other projects that reduce waste and conserve energy in a sustainable way on campus, as well. My generation is under a lot of pressure to fix the environmental problems that have been handed to us. I’m ready to get to work.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Campus Composting: Don't Throw it, Grow it!
Campus Composting entails setting up compost receptacles in the residential halls on the Boston Northeastern Campus. By the end of this year, the bins should be installed in at least one residential building. The compost will be collected and sent to an appropriate facility or partnering local gardening associations. Composting is important because if the food scraps make it to a landfill, they will decompose underground. This results in the production of methane, a greenhouse gas that traps 30 times more atmospheric heat than carbon dioxide. This problem is avoidable if the correct system is set up. Also, it will save the city money by lowering the overall volume of waste and replenish the soil with nutrients. College students will learn how to compost and hopefully carry the habit to continue making a difference for the rest of their lives.
About the Millennium Fellow
Orianna Elysse Kane is a 4th year mechanical engineering student pursuing two minors in electrical engineering and mathematics. At Northeastern, she has led STEM education programs while being President of the STEMout club. As a researcher, she has a diverse range of completed projects scoping from water purification, wind energy, aeroponics, fuel cells, chromatography, and electric car batteries. She is passionate about renewable energy and the environment and hopes to create a more sustainable world.