ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I'm so excited to be a Millennium Fellow! I love all efforts aimed at developing more sustainable communities, and I think our project will make a real difference by enhancing recycling and spreading awareness in Atlanta communities.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Small Businesses, Big Impact is a project aiming to implement a working model with small businesses surrounding the Georgia Tech community to prompt customers to practice sustainable waste disposal. The project’s team will start by assisting three businesses to streamline their waste management by optimizing their recycling and/or composting programs, and expand the program in the following semester. Their main measurable goal is to reduce improper waste disposal (recyclables being thrown away, or non-recyclables being thrown in recycling bins) by 50% or more. Their progress will be measured by conducting ongoing waste audits.
About the Millennium Fellow
Mengqiao Gao is from Watkinsville, Georgia (USA). She is a junior majoring in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. She is involved in her school's Association of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AEES), and she mentors incoming freshmen in Emerging Leaders, a freshman leadership organization. She loves sustainability and environmental efforts, and she is particularly interested in studying water quality, hydroponics, and sustainable cities. This year, she hopes to get involved in recycling and composting efforts in Atlanta.
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