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 RYOU ISONO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Hosei University | Tokyo, Japan | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 3

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" I am very excited that I have been accepted to the Millennium Fellowship 2021. I am looking forward to this opportunity to work with the students from my campus about sustainable development goals and discussing our projects this year. Hopefully, through this opportunity, I can leave a valuable footprint in our society and initiate activities that can be continued in the long run. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Zero

Project Zero focuses on SDG 12, Responsible production and consumption. The main aim of this project is to minimize the amount of garbage each household produce. Given the fact that there are massive amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean, the project will especially put emphasis on reducing plastic waste. As well as correcting the consumption attitude, we would like to focus on the issues of production process. In order to reduce garbage, mass production need to be put to an end. The materials used for creating products should be carefully chosen, and the supply chain should be managed sustainably. The project members will advocate issues raised regarding the mass production and consumption to enhance the awareness of people, as well as suggesting how to act as ethical consumers.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ryou Isono is currently a third-year undergraduate student of the Sustainable Co-creative Program at the University of Hosei. He is devoted and interested in various sustainable issues regarding the environment. He has joined various charities in the past, helping the community and living out his advocacies. He even organized a charity event in his neighborhood. He initiated a charity event to help an elementary school near her residence in the Philippines and give out goods and other food supplies to families in nearby cities as well. Ryou is also part of the Hosei International School Union which is a campaign/club about the environment.