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 YUTA NAKAMURA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" My curent parttime job is working at the supermarket and every morning I see piles of unsold foods in the disposal boxes. I believe that supermarkets can be more smart to reduce food loss and think of alternatives to tackle the issue. Being part of the Millennium Fellow, I am able to work with people who have similar topics which will help me to give me an idea of how I could solve the issue. "

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

Yuta Nakamura is a student from Japan who studies at Hosei University. He majors in liberal arts and focuses on business strategic management. He is hardworking and loves a challenge. During the
Millennium Fellowship, he hopes to tackle down the food waste in Japanese supermarkets and try to minimize the waste as much as possible.