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 EMILY GREEN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
The University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" I am thrilled to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because of the amazing team and support we offer each other. Although we may all have different dreams, we can accomplish them together to promote the U.N.'s sustainability goals. My dream program combines several goals I am passionate about; reducing poverty, supporting sustainability, and recognizing that despite our nationality, class, race, or gender, we are all interconnected. I believe that working together is the best way to promote good in the world, and am excited to work with the Millennium Fellowship to achieve that. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Every Sole Counts
Every Sole Counts operates by encouraging people who no longer want their shoes to donate them instead of just throwing them away to sit in a landfill. Those shoes are shipped to those in need in countries such as Honduras, India, and Haiti where vulnerable people (especially women) can sell the donated shoes to support their family. This contributes to ending the cycle of poverty and provides much-needed affordable footwear to communities through micro-enterprising, while also promoting responsible use of our textile resources.
Every Sole Counts aims to collect 1000 pairs of shoes, which would eliminate 30,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from the manufacture of new shoes, and keeps 1,250 pounds of textiles out of landfills. 1000 pairs of shoes provide a month of food, shelter, and education for 17 families in countries such as Haiti or Honduras.
About the Millennium Fellow
Emily Green is a sophomore at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she is a member of the 2023 Top Scholar cohort. She is double majoring in History and Global Affairs. She is also the Membership Chair for V.O.I.C.E.S. (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education, and Service), and has received a Presidential Volunteer Service award for her work. Emily has interned at the Printing Museum where she created exhibit labels and education materials for K-12 tour groups.