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 EMILIA HYLAND, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Furman University | South Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 15 & UNAI 9

" I am excited to participate in the Millennium Fellowship because it is an opportunity like no other where I will be surrounded by young people who are passionate about sustainability and driven to make an impact on their local communities and the world. I am looking forward to what this experience will contribute to the extent of my project as I believe conservation should be a tool that protects the environment's health and cultures' integrity while also bolstering local communities and ensuring their ability to meet their own needs. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainability Assessment of World Heritage Sites

The objective of the Sustainability Assessment of World Heritage Sites is to determine if the UNESCO classification is an appropriate conservation tool and how the sites' classification effects the surrounding communities.
Goals: Collect and analyze global and local indicator data. Then create visual representations of indicator data analysis and write up analysis for journal article submission to communicate findings to shareholders and interested parties. Finally, prepare community presentation and poster session for spring semester.

About the Millennium Fellow

Emilia Hyland is a senior at Furman University majoring in sustainability science. Her main focus is on sustainable food systems and conservation. She loves traveling and being outside. Emilia has worked on Furman's farm since sophomore year and was a Shi Center for Sustainability fellow at a local soup kitchen, Project Host, last summer. Emilia is passionate about protecting the land we call home and ensuring that everyone has equal access to nutritious and safe food.

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