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 EMILY HERSTINE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship would allow me to use my passion for helping others and working collaboratively to benefit communities around me. The location of my University is in an underfunded area in North Philadelphia which could potentially benefit by the work that we are doing through the Millennium Fellowship. Being a part of this work is a rewarding learning experience which would allow me to grow as an individual, all while helping a community that needs it. "

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

Emily Herstine is a dedicated and driven senior at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She recently completed a study abroad program in Rome, Italy, and is excited to apply all that she learned to her studies back at home. She is involved with multiple organizations across campus, including UNICEFxTemple, Temple College Democrats, EcoReps, and Alpha Xi Delta. Her familiarity with the international world has driven her desire to work abroad in the future in the field of International Relations, with a particular interest in refugee and immigration issues.