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 ELIZABETH SPAGNUOLO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Connecticut | Connecticut, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9

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" The Millennium Fellowship program will connect me with other individuals who are equally fueled with passion for impacting the world for the better. I am hopeful that this community of highly motivated students together can make tangible change in our University, greater community, and beyond. I am also excited to gain new skills in activism, outreach, and leadership. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Swap

The Swap at the University of Connecticut is a clothing reuse initiative that hopes to bring a space to our college campus that extends the lifecycle of our clothing goods, builds community through creating a clothing exchange network, and empowers individuals to learn about the love of second hand clothing. By working with UConn Residential Life Staff, Faculty, and student organizations like EcoHusky, Project Fashion, and our Undergraduate Student Government, we aim to create a pilot program of seasonal clothing swaps that will provide free, accessible clothing for all, as well as ensure all bodies and individuals are accounted for. We especially aim to provide educational materials regarding the global, environmental health impacts of the clothing industry and how reuse can mitigate them at a large scale. We hope additional funds generated from excess clothing will be returned to communities creating the textiles we value.

About the Millennium Fellow

Emily Spagnuolo is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Connecticut, studying Environmental Science. She has always been passionate about environmental justice and protection. Emily is heavily involved in her college campus, by extending her activism to her university's environmental club, as the activism and advocacy chair, and drumming in the marching band. Emily strives to find a job that allows her to be part of large-scale climate action.