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 PIETRO GERARDO PORCO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Seton Hill University | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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" Every day that I wake up, I am overwhelmingly excited and happy to be living and have the opportunities that I have been given. Above all else, I am extremely grateful to be living such a wonderful life with such blessed opportunities. My dream in life is to help as many people live an amazing life with incredible opportunities. As a Millennium Fellow, with the community of people around me, I know that we will be able to achieve the UN SDGs and make this dream of mine a reality. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: SHUstainable Human Settlements and Resources

SHUstainable Human Settlements and Resources (SHSR) is a group of students from various disciplines dedicated to researching, educating, and impacting their local community and interested in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #11 Sustainable Cities. SHSR functions as a three-part project focusing on research, outreach, and cleanup. The first section consisted of students conducting research on the anthropogenic effects of the local city on our environment. Research focused on water, air, infrastructure, and other human-related environmental issues as well as the political and socio-economic effects of the issue. The team has conducts research on how cities impact our environment and the subsequent socio-cultural and political effects, and have moveed into phase two. Phase two consists of educating the local community as well as government officials with the hopes of making long-term changes that will produce more sustainable cities. The education process revolves around spreading information to local community groups, schools, and government. For part three, all students will lead a community cleanup that is open to all of Seton Hill University.

About the Millennium Fellow

Pietro Porco is a political science student at Seton Hill University. He loves to engage in political debates, public speaking opportunities, and community service programs. He currently resides in Pennsylvania in the United States of America. Pietro greatly enjoys helping to make a difference in his community by advocating for sustainable technology innovations and greater government attention to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Overall, over the next year, Pietro hopes to increase awareness for the UN SDGs, particularly SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Through increased awareness and emphasis on efficient and successful technological innovations, cities and communities will be sustainable for generations to come.