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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



Griffith University | Brisbane, Australia | Advancing SDG 2, SDG 3, SDG 11 & UNAI 9


" The opportunity of recieving a place as a Millennium Fellow will greatly influence my future success through social impact work. Actively staying involved with the community of Fellows, the community of your project and your local community provides networking opportunites to expand mindset and influence others ideas and opinions to create strong intivatives. Through empathising, understanding, communicating and applying the ability to adapt to a variety of people and opinions provides greater opportunity to have positive social impact and drive leadership growth. Experience in previous projects that delve within these qualities will mould my ability to create even stronger leadership approaches in future endeavours. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Griffith University Community Garden

An on-campus community garden to equip the next generation with the required skillset and ignite ambitious change. The Griffith University community garden will aid in embedding sustainability into Griffith staff and students from an education viewpoint and from hands-on experience. Through gardening, learning and sharing knowledge students and staff will learn valuable skills, enjoy healthy, fresh, affordable produce and develop a connection with the food they consume and the environment they live in. Ultimately this
will work towards creating healthier individuals and more sustainable and responsible communities. Similarly, the garden will provide the Griffith community with the option to participate in physical activity while encouraging positive well-being. In addition, the space has the potential to serve as an educational hub for further learning (i.e workshops etc.). We have devised a schedule of goals to measure the success and impact of the Student
Community Garden:
- Official student club endorsement to support the community garden
- Griffith University endorsement and approval to commence the community garden project
- Defined funding achieved
- 10 Griffith University volunteers recruited
- Proceeds from harvest sufficiently cover future funding (replenishing and maintaining community garden)
- Overall garden health and productivity standard defined, implemented and maintained
- Positive feedback from those involved with the project, both directly and indirectly as consumers

About the Millennium Fellow

Lucinta is a second-year student at Griffith University studying a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Environmental Health. From a young age she was passionate about how pollution affected the health of marine species, and now has key interest in response to the impacts of pollution on human health, particularly in relation to micro-plastics. She is passionate towards adaption and mitigation strategies to reduce the human health implications of climate change. With experience and skills developed through Queensland Youth Parliament as a Queensland Youth Member for the Scenic Rim, she thrives to be involved within climate change policy. Working apart of the Youth Parliament Climate, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee to develop and propose the Animal Conservation and Protection Youth Bill 2019, Lucinta has extensive knowledge on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through acceptance within Common Purpose's 2021 Global Citizenship Program and 2022 Global Leadership Forum. She is passionate about sustainability and was recently appointed as the Griffith Health Sustainability Working Party Undergraduate Representative for the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences. Lucinta was awarded a position as a Young Research Fellow with the Griffith Climate Action Beacon focusing on ways to gain and/or improve understanding of climate change and human health impacts through Planetary Health Frameworks and is an Allied Health Coordinator for the charity HOPE4HEALTH for recognition and action for Global Health Inequalities.

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