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 ANUSHRI JOSHI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

O.P. Jindal Global University | Sonipat, India | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 6

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" The fellowship allows me to connect with like minded individuals and be part of a team which is not only something that I have always loved but is also much needed during this pandemic. I particularly look forward to building on our strengths and lending the same strength towards the UN sustainability goals through (and not merely despite) the virtual platform. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: EcoScript

Eco-Script is a green purchasing guide/manual containing sustainable alternatives for a lot of products and services used by educational institutions. The reason behind choosing educational institutions as the target for social impact was the fact that these institutions use a lot of resources. Minor changes to their purchasing practices could make a huge difference. Additionally, we felt that students enrolled in these institutions, seeing the positive change will start to incorporate sustainability in their day-to-day life as well. The modules covered in the project include ‘Building and Construction Material’, ‘Paper Products’, ‘Furniture’, ‘Cleaning Supplies’, ‘Heating Ventilating and Cooling Appliances’, ‘I.T. Appliances’, ‘Energy Efficiency Services and Consultancy’, and ‘Renewable Energy on Campus’. Eco-Script addresses two main points which are often left out by other purchasing manuals of a similar kind. Firstly, Eco-Script is tailored for the needs of educational institutions in India and lists sustainable products and services clearly for the reader including a cost-benefit analysis. Secondly, the main issue we found with guides of similar nature was that we couldn’t make out which products exactly are eco-friendly and sustainable. This issue arises due to the abundance of ecolabels and eco marks in the market which confuses the consumer. Therefore, Eco-Script also lists trustworthy ecolabels for each of the modules informing the consumer and make decision-making much easier for educational institutions.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anushri Joshi is a student of O.P Jindal Global University and is currently in her 4th year of BA LLB (law) course. Through her interest in intersections between apparently disjointed themes of art, humanities and law she hopes to understand happenings around her better.