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 FRANCESCA NAVARRO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I look forward to working with a diverse group of other students who share a common goal of sustainability. The impact we strive to make coincides with UNAI principles and will advance my problem-solving abilities that will benefit my future endeavors, and those of my peers, to ensure that we improve our sustainability practices for a greener future. "

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

Francesca Marie Navarro is a bright, passionate student attending Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Francesca studies Environmental Science and Public Relations to help her carry out her goals of enacting and modifying environmental policies. She has previously worked to implement single-use plastics bans and hopes to have a greater platform for change in the future. Francesca has committed her education at Temple to learning how to preserve the planet and its ecosystems for future generations.