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 be a Millennium Fellow because of the urgent need for sustainability on a large scale and the failure of current methodologies to influence enough people to make lifestyle changes. Pursuing these efforts as a Fellow would accelerate the dissemination of information and also increase the impact of my initiative.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Eco-nomical Living
As we increasingly find ourselves in a world where perfection in consumption habits (think vegan and no-waste lifestyles), Eco-nomical Living is a project aimed to educate individuals on the many small, affordable changes in consumption habits that can create a large impact. The educational campaign is a compilation of research on day-to-day consumer products and includes an evaluation of the available alternatives. The project would serve to guide and assist individuals in choosing the best alternative for their lifestyle and socioeconomic status.
The projected outcomes of our project by November 2020 includes a launch of the website with content regarding how to achieve an Eco-nomical Lifestyle. Another focus will be on fundraising efforts to pursue a venue to hold a seminar and overall introductory event for both the project and website.
About the Millennium Fellow
Avni Limdi is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Systems Science & Engineering with a minor in Sustainability & Environmental Management. On campus she embraces her passion for social impact as an Eco-Rep at the Penn Sustainability Office, a Senior Consultant at a NGO pro-bono consulting club, and a Lead Project Manager at an American small business consulting club. She hopes that this project will create a positive, lasting impact and hopes to pursue a career in sustainability after graduation.
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