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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CATHERINE LIPPERT, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Furman University | South Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I am excited to collaborate with other like-minded students who want to further the SDGs and make the world a more sustainable, equitable place. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Creating Sustainability Plans for Greenville, SC
I am creating sustainability plans for the city of Greenville, SC, USA. Specifically, I am assessing the City of Greenville using the LEED for Cities and Communities 4.1 rating criteria, then creating recommendations for the City as to how they can improve their score. I am working on the Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions subcommittee.
I am in the final stages of gathering data from sources such as the major utility provider for the City, the City government, and more. I have assessed the energy consumption of municipal buildings using GIS to determine the buildings that use the most energy per square foot. I am still waiting on the final data to come in so that I can generate a LEED point score for the City and then create specific recommendations.
About the Millennium Fellow
Catherine Lippert is a senior Sustainability Science major at Furman University in Greenville, SC, USA. She is currently interning with the City of Greenville's Environmental Engineering Division and is learning about stormwater and sewage management as well as streambank restoration. Catherine loves the ocean, reading, biking, and hiking. After she graduates, Catherine hopes to further the SDGs at a city-level scale.