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 SOPHIA WU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong, China | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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" I am thrilled and grateful to be a Millennium Fellow as it allows me to collaborate with like-minded student leaders across campus. I believe the Millennium Fellowship is the perfect platform for creating a movement of innovation that impacts our community and the future of mankind. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project ReGain

Project ReGain is inspired by Germany’s Pfand System and the current situation of Hong Kong’s Reverse vending machines for plastic bottles. Our project focuses on the advancement of sustainable cities and communities (SDG11) and advocating for responsible consumption and production (SDG12). The project is pioneered by four fellows from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University coming together to implement reverse vending machines in the school area, to support the student body in practicing and building a habit of recycling.

Our vision is grand and we plan to scale this project up with time; moving it to other institutions or even in areas across the city. Alongside this, we also want to spread knowledge and ideas about the various ways on how the consumption can be carried out which leads to a more sustainable ecosystem.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sophia Wu is a young, passionate and persistent nursing student at The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. She was born in Hong Kong, loving the city inside out. She has been participating in different sustainability events over the years. In combination with her current study in healthcare, she is inspired to take her vision in both fields to bring change in her community.