ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PIYUSH KUNJILWAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Delhi | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" I am really looking forward to work with like minded peer group in indian community and learn different aspects on how to efficiently use environment and take climate actions to save the planet. I am also grateful for this opportunity and i want to make use of it to nurture and showcase my ideas and contribute to the fullest. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Go Vegan for Health & Planet
The project is based on spreading awareness on how plant based diet reduces carbon emission cutting on the amount of global warming,deforestation,carbon dioxide as the livestock accounts for about 14% global green house gas emission which equals all the combined transportation pollution of the world.Animal agriculture/cattle rearing produces a lot of carbon dioxide generation and using animals for food has to become one of the most damaging industries to our planet.The project will also highlight the benefits of a plant based diet on how not only it can improve our health drastically just by shifting it to a vegan diet reducing heart attacks ,it also increases blood flow in our body and brain for quality thinking also just by eating plant based food we can reduce carbon emission by 24% globally.I will do presentations in various schools,colleges,seminars regarding the same starting locally .India is a developing country hence we all cannot afford to buy electric cars or solar panels on top of our houses for now but we can surely start little changes in our food consumption individually to bring global level impact.
About the Millennium Fellow
Piyush Kunjilwar is a student at the University of Delhi advancing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 - Climate Action and is very excited to work upon it with my peer group and UN. This feels amazing to be working with a global fora like Millennium Fellowship for an alarming global cause of climate.