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Unleash Brings Millennials Together To Create Sustainable Development Solutions

By Brian Spaen

The United Nations have come together on a 15-year plan to reach 17 different goals relating to sustainable development. These goals aren’t typical bullet points; they’re world-changing desires such as ending poverty, gender equality, ending hunger, and more. It requires everyone working together, and UNLEASH, a global innovation lab for sustainable development, hopes to boost that with a nine-day event of a thousand unique people creating solutions to make it all happen.

UNLEASH will have their inaugural innovation lab beginning on Sunday in Denmark. Spread out in three different segments, 1,000 millennials will first gather in Copenhagen to meet with representatives from innovative companies to gain further inspiration. Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher headlines the many speakers at the event. Kutcher’s recent headlines have included a powerful speech on his anti-sex trafficking efforts and his investment in many startups.

There are seven different themes that groups of millennials from over 115 countries (generally between the ages of 20 and 35) will be separated in: water, food, energy, sustainable production and consumption, education, urban sustainability, and health. All these groups will be identifying specific problems and coming up with real-world solutions over a four-day period in 10 Folk High Schools.