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 GEETIKA P S, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Govt. Model Engineering College | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure the impact lasts in your absence. I'm thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow to network with worldwide like-minded people who work in accomplishing the UN goals. An adrenaline rush happens when it comes to solving real-world problems and the fellowship is the perfect place for the same. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Rewind Plastic
Plastic disposal has always been a challenge for mankind. Due to the colossal quantity of non-degradable plastic on earth, it is impossible to completely evade plastic. So the only practical solution is to recycle plastic. To propagate this idea, we are in the initial implementation phase of the project which on completion will be the first on-campus plastic recycling unit in Kerala, India. The plastic collection will occur from within the college as well as the surroundings. This will be sent to the collection point of the unit and sorted. We are currently focusing on building 3 basic machines:
1. Shredder: The Shredder whacks plastic items into small flakes.
2. Extrusion: Extrusion is a continuous process where plastic flakes are inserted into the hopper and extruded into a line of plastic. Could be moulded into products.
3. Sheetpress: The Sheetpress presses shredded plastic into recycled sheets using a hydraulic press, recycling around 20 kg of plastic per sheet.
As the quote says “Baby steps lead to giant strides”, we believe this initiative from our part could inspire more people, especially students, to reflect upon their social responsibility and collectively make the earth a better place to live.
About the Millennium Fellow
Geetika is a senior in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Govt. Model Engineering College. She is a proactive person who loves to take up new challenges that fall under her interests.
Through this leadership development program, she hopes to impact people around her on sustainable development and environmental protection.
A strong believer in the power of positive thinking, she supports her mates in their mental well-being. She is a strong advocate for gender justice and equality.
Her hobbies include learning new skills, painting and, spending time with friends and family.