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.
"Starve the ego, feed the soul" - DJ AM AKA Adam Goldstein
Millennium Fellowship Project
Banning the Straw that Will Break Mother Nature’s Back is a project to Inform the campus on the environmental impacts of petroleum-based plastics, starting with straws. Next, the project plan to work with the university on practical alternatives so it can ban traditional straws outright
Measurable goals you hope to accomplish with it this August-November:
Present summarized info to university science and ethics classes
Start a petition for finding practical alternatives (bioplastics, FSC-certified wood etc.)
Expand the campaign to Boca Raton
About the Millennium Fellow
Paul Ristuccia is a big thinker, avid learner, engaged citizen, animal lover, environmentalist, aviation and tech enthusiast, amateur photographer, feminist, realist and caring friend. He believes some progress is better than no progress.
Paul has traditional set of talents and a unique skillset. He thrives in collaborative spaces and from other people’s spirit and enthusiasm. Life has granted him many experiences and opportunities. He recently interned with the United States Green Building Council. Working in the field and seeing progress in action furthered his determination to maximize his impact on sustainability. He is eager to work hard for MCN.