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 GOURI S, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Govt. Model Engineering College | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" I believe if you want to change the world you need a group that thinks protecting nature and conserving it for the future is a responsibility of each individual.Millennium Fellowship is the best network that connects socially responsible people "
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
Gouri.S is a hardworking,focused individual who believes that small actions could lead to big impacts.That is why she is working with cohort to implement a plastic recycle machine in their campus ,a project called 'rewind plastic' with the help of Millennium Fellowship