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 MICHELLE EDID, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

New York University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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" As a young student with much left to learn about the world and how to improve it, I believe being a Millennium Fellow would allow me to expand my knowledge and practice regarding how to be a better citizen of the world. Being a Millennium Fellow and learning first-hand about the existing and future models and efforts abiding by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals would allow for me to integrate my learnings with my future social work and better our shared environment. I aspire to witness how as a Millennium Fellow my learnings and efforts could lead to a more equitable, peaceful, and humane environment. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: NYU Compost Initiative

The NYU Compost Initiative is working on implementing student-run compost centers at New York University. The goal is to reduce food waste, help mitigate the effects of climate change, and create more sustainable communities. The compost made is to be used for communal gardens in NYC and to be donated to the state.

About the Millennium Fellow

Michelle Edid, who is commonly spotted with a camera and a coffee in hand, is a pedantic and adventurous woman. Born in southern California into a Mexican household, she has always been passionate about countering environmental injustices and advocating for the implementation of sustainable practices. During the start of the pandemic, she planted her feet at an ecological-educational farm where she studied permaculture and herbalism, and paved a new way for her future. As a result, Michelle is currently creating her own interdisciplinary major, Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Urban Development, at New York University.