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 ALEXANDRA MARIE REYES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Temple University | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9

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" As a Millennium Fellow, I will be able to represent my community put their needs at the forefront of everything that I do, with the support of my peers, alumni, and staff at the MCN. Recognition from the MCN at the conclusion of our project will allow it to be an example for more sustainable waste consumption interventions in the future. With this support, we will not only be able to share our work with our peers at Temple University,but also other students and alumni in the MCN. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: North Philadelphia Sustainability Initiative

The goal of North Philadelphia Sustainability Initiative is to clean up the North Philadelphia community and organize educational events to reduce the amount of litter in the area and promote responsible consumption. We are hoping to significantly reduce the amount of trash in our community through biweekly community clean-ups. Our project will have three components: 1) Biweekly community clean-ups, 2) Three educational events about responsible consumption, and 3) A campaign to encourage Temple University students to recycle and to establish comprehensive recycling policies at Temple University. For two of our educational events we plan to have guest speakers discuss sustainability, and the third event will be a community roundtable with those living in the North Philadelphia area. This roundtable will allow us to understand the needs of our surrounding community. The final component of our project is to encourage recycling on Temple University’s campus. We will provide recycling bins for students and we will meet with an administrator and Temple’s Office of Sustainability to encourage more comprehensive recycling policies on Temple’s campus. By organizing educational events and a recycling campaign in addition to community clean-ups, we hope to considerably reduce the amount of litter in the North Philadelphia area.

About the Millennium Fellow

Alexandra Reyes is a public health student at the Honors College of Temple University. She was born to Filipino immigrants, and is a first generation American attending university in the United States. Visiting her family in the Philippines throughout her childhood exposed her to the socioeconomic and environmental disparities that affect different parts of the world, and since then Alexandra has advocated for the health of underrepresented communities. Throughout her high school and early college years she has organized projects relating to equitable education, environmental action, and food security. Seeing the environmental disparities in the Philippines and Philadelphia at Temple University fuels her drive in contributing to the development of the United Nation's Sustainable Goals. Alexandra aspires to continue learning and working in the field of public health to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of her community.