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 LAYLA AMINA LOUNE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Every day it becomes more clear to me that 'people' and 'planet' are not far removed from each other. We all depend on one another and are just as much a part of the natural world as other organisms. Our advancement and peace depends on the state of the climate and vice versa, so I am excited to be able to explore all of the interconnectedness in world through the work we will do as Millennium Fellows. "

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

Layla Loune is a compassionate and driven political science student at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. She was born in Queens, NY to a family of immigrants, making her first generation born in the US. She became passionate in studying world cultures and histories by interacting with other first generation students in her neighborhood schools. This led her to develop career goals in advocating for human rights law. Throughout college Layla has already worked alongside global non-profits, human rights lawyers, and now as a Millennium Fellow, to further her interest in promoting the UN human rights agenda.