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 LINA NAYEL ALTARAWNEH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Qatar University | Doha, Qatar | Advancing SDG 12, SDG 14 & UNAI 9
" Wellness is looking at the person as a whole. As an orchestra of parts: the body, the mind, the soul, and the planet. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Sustainable Wardrobe (formerly: The Slow Wardrobe)
"In the rushed world we live in today, happiness is often associated with having more. More money, more clothes, more prestige. This has unfortunately led to a rise in consumerism, that is damaging our planet and is violating human rights." - Lina
Lina is on a mission to raise awareness about sustainable and ethical consumption and production of clothes. Clothes bought from fast fashion shops are mainly made of polyester, which gets shed into waterways when using the washing machine, and ends up as micro-plastic pieces in the oceans.
To raise awareness, Lina is working on sewing her own capsule/minimalist closet from linen fabrics, which are sourced from the linen plant and are biodegradable. Through this initiative, Lina is working on documenting and sharing the process and her thoughts about minimalism/sustainable consumption and production through an instagram page.
Lina wants to give craftsmanship a voice in helping the world consume more consciously and ethically.
About the Millennium Fellow
Lina Altarawneh is a 2nd year medical student at Qatar University. She believes in nurturing the mind, the body, and the planet to reach a holistic state of well-being. Her aim is to advance SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being. When she is not learning the latin names of muscles, you can find her sewing linen clothes and watching sheep roam the hills in her home country Jordan.