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 SANDRA ELIZABETH SABU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Govt. Model Engineering College | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9

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" I am very grateful to be a part of the global network of change-makers who are working on making the world better. Seeing like-minded and experienced people working in the forefront, who have been contributing for the same cause can be of great help in my personal goals to achieve sustainability. I believe sustainability can be achieved through collective effort fueled by passion and determination. Being a Millennium Fellow can help me impact the lives of more people to practice and advocate a sustainable lifestyle. "

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

Sandra Elizabeth Sabu is a student at Govt. Model Engineering College, Kochi, pursuing her B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering. She hails from South India and has lived all her life in Kerala. She has keen enthusiasm to protect nature and help people. Throughout the school years and currently in her college years, she has been part of various eco-friendly and social-service organizations; which she plans to continue in the future.