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 ADITHYA SURESH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research | Tirupati, India | Advancing SDG 15 & UNAI 9

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" The Millennium Fellowship will help me access the huge possibilities and accessories to help me fulfil my ideas to their fullest. It will also help me meet up with people of common interest to work toward a common goal; environmental conservation. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project LYF

LYF is a project that primarily focuses on environmental conservation, focusing on about 25-40 cent area, which can include land and water bodies. The project consists of 3 stages. In the first stage, the idea is to visit the place with some of our volunteers. Then collect plastics and other harmful wastes which might be present in the soil and water. Also, if any alien species are recognized that are harmful to the natural flora, then they will also be removed. We will also be testing the samples of soil/water to detect microplastics or other harmful chemicals which might be present, for awareness. The next stage is planting (trees and shrubs on land and mangroves on the lake bank) in the cleaned-up area as a measure to combat climate change. The main point is that we will plant these trees in a modern manner with a limited expense. We also have a solution for this small amount, to give our collected plastic for recycling, from which we get the required money for modern planting (about 10 rupees for 1kg of plastic waste). In the third stage, we are planning to take care of planted trees and take the required steps for their development.

About the Millennium Fellow

Adithya Suresh is a young, enthusiastic and passionate science student currently studying at IISER Tirupati. He is born in Kerala, India and currently resides in Kerala pursuing a degree course in science in IISER Tirupati, currently in 2nd year. He was always interested and passionate about ocean conservation and protecting the beautiful coral reef ecosystem from reckless human actions. He was always interested in deducing easy and novel science methods to help in ocean conservation and inculcating such an attitude with his fellow mates. He plans on becoming a research fellow, promoting ocean conservation and its importance along with it.