ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SILAS SWANSON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Columbia University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" I think youth have a very special credibility when it comes to climate change, and I'm forever grateful to the network that first introduced me to the world of climate and sustainability. I hope to pay it forward and expand that network to inspire as many students as possible to lead projects in their schools and communities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Wild Center Youth Climate Network

I will create resources and social media posts with the Wild Center's Youth Climate Program to assist students in the process of writing a climate action plan, a project outline they can implement in their school or community. We focus on solutions based education, exposing participants to all aspects of the climate movement, from art, to engineering, to policy, to activism, and in turn, build a network of resources for young people to take action. I have also been accepted to attend COP26 this year in Glasgow, and hope to share my experience through various channels and share resources with the students I work with back home.

About the Millennium Fellow

Silas Swanson is an undergraduate student studying Earth and Environmental Engineering and Philosophy at Columbia University. He is the founder of the Columbia University Youth Climate Summit, and an Advisory Board member for Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program. Silas is passionate about energy research and policy and has worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center. Previously, he served as President of the Columbia International Relations Council and Association, and as a Student Mentor for the Green Schools Alliance.