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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT HANNAH CHIARA REEMTSMA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Leuphana University of Luneburg | Lüneburg, Germany | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 2
" My engagement is driven by the vision of a sustainable and just future and i firmly believe that such a future is possible. But only if we work towards it. Societal change requires cooperation across sectors, across nations and borders and requires people to dare to imagine and implement change. What better way to learn about all that than through the Millennium Fellowship program! I am excited to improve my skills in connecting people, organising events and campaigns and in working together to achieve shared goals. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Stop Wasting - Start Giving!
As part of the project “Stop Wasting- Start Giving!”, Ben Aichele, Catinke Bertz, Friederike Schwenkner, Hannah Reemtsma, Marcel Rastel, Chiara Woytaszek and Hannah Koch are advocating for SDG 12 “responsible consumption and production”.
With our project, we are actively campaigning against food waste in Germany and are looking into an anti-waste law based on the French model and a possible German counterpart. Our project consists of three main phases of work. The first phase focused on knowledge aggregation regarding the political status quo, the perteiprogrammes of the six established German parties and the resulting development potential of a possible anti-austerity law. Thsi phase has been completed. Phase two consists of sharing our knowledge with other people. For this purpose, we have organised a partner school in which we have already conducted a workshop with students of year 8 and will continue to conduct workshops even after the Fellowship has ended. In the third and final phase of our project work, we are working on a petition for a possible anti-litter law in Germany. Together with a pro bono advocate from one of our interlocutors, we will draft such a petition and thus call on our federal government to make food policy more sustainable. The work on the petition will take a lot of time and will extend long beyond the official period of the Millennium Fellowship.
About the Millennium Fellow
Hannah Reemtsma si a curious young woman with a quick comprehension and the ability to bond well with other people no matter how different they might be from herself. Hannah was born in 2000 in Nuremberg, Germany. After her graduation from school she did a weltwärts colunteering rogram in India, where she worked at a local organisation that is mainly dedicated to the improvement of the rights and conditions fo women and children in Southern India. she has been active in the Fridays For Future movement and currently studies Psychology and PSychology and Society at the Leuphana University Luneburg. She plans to become an environmental psychologist and hopes the contribute to shaping a sustainable, just future on an intact planet for everyone.