ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PAUL RISTUCCIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Lynn University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 14 & UNAI 9

" Starve the ego, feed the soul - DJ AM AKA Adam Goldstein "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Banning the Straw That Will Break Mother Nature’s Back

Our goal was ban traditional plastic straws on campus starting with the campus cafeteria. We also met with local businesses to discuss how they did switched to alternatives and if they experienced any challenges in the process.

Another important part of the project was to inform the university why this switch was important which we did through a few tabling events outside the cafeteria as well as our final event which consisted of a short intro speech by Raymond and then a short info presentation with a progress report. We followed that with an activity and a few raffle prizes with gifts from businesses supporting the cause.

About the Millennium Fellow

I am a big thinker, avid learner, engaged citizen, animal lover, environmentalist, aviation and tech enthusiast, amateur photographer, feminist, realist and caring friend.

I believe some progress is better than no progress. When presented with a problem, I personally invest myself and relentlessly investigate until it is solved. When people say, “You are just one person,” I say, “Then I better get started.”

I have a traditional set of talents and a unique skillset. I thrive in collaborative spaces and from other people’s spirit and enthusiasm. Life has granted me many experiences and opportunities. With gratitude, I aim to be the best version of myself and eager to work hard for MCN. I recently interned with the United States Green Building Council. Working in the field and seeing progress in action furthered my determination to maximize my impact on sustainability.

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