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 LAKSHTA KUNDAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Stony Brook University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 14 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it is an opportunity that will allow me to grow as a leader, make new connections, and have fun pursuing my passions at the same time. This Fellowship gives me a platform to share my ideas as well as develop and implement innovative solutions that will benefit people and the planet. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Plastic-Free Project (PFP)
The Plastic-Free Project (PFP) is a multidisciplinary, student-led team building a university platform for an establishing sustainable, eco-conscious lifestyle among college students. PFP serves to educate, challenge, and inspire college students to shift from conventional to conscious living, helping them leave positive, plastic-free impacts on the world’s oceans and natural environment. PFP calls all students to participate in a 21-day plastic-free challenge. Students who participate will be asked to complete different tasks each day, most of which will require the use of social media and online platforms. Participants will also be given the opportunity to compete for various eco-prizes, and opportunities to share what they’ve learned through their plastic-free experience with others. PFP aims to reach at least 5,000 college student participants through the Plastic-Free Challenge. PFP hopes to contribute to a more sustainably bright future for our planet, one student at a time.
About the Millennium Fellow
Lakshta Kundal is a rising sophomore at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. After graduating college, Lakshta plans on running a business dedicated to increasing environmental consciousness and supporting humanitarian causes on the global level. Being deeply passionate about sustainability and social justice, Lakshta believes that a bright, sustainable future for all is possible.