In the Spirit of Earth Day, Join Live Below the Line!

April 24, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
In the Spirit of Earth Day, Join Live Below the Line!

Each year, Earth Day calls for global citizens to examine their impact on the environment and learn new (or more) ways to be environmentally friendly. Here at The Hunger Project, we believe everything is connected and that — hunger is inextricably linked to a nexus of factors including decent work, health, education, environmental protection and social justice — only in solving these together will any of these issues be resolved on a sustainable basis. We must work tirelessly to empower women and promote gender equality, healthy nutrition for children around the world and hold our governments accountable to protect the environment.

To understand this holistic approach a bit more, I began to think about The Hunger Project’s recent partnership with the Global Poverty Project on a campaign called Live Below the Line. After taking a depth breath, I decided to join the Live Below the Line challenge.

I am standing with thousands of people around the world who are taking the Live Below the Line challenge to raise funds and awareness for the 1.2 billion people in our world who live in extreme poverty.

From April 28May 2, join me in spending $1.50 a day on food and beverage for 5 days to change the way people think about extreme poverty – all while supporting The Hunger Project’s work in villages worldwide.

I want to experience what it is like to live in poverty and the choices (or lack thereof) my fellow human beings on the other side of the globe (and right here in New York City) make every day.

I recycle; even separate my bottles and cans from paper and cardboard. I don’t drink bottled water. I take public transportation to work. I bring my canvas bags to the grocery store. I try not to consume too much. These small actions pale in comparison to the reduction my carbon footprint will have as I try to eat and drink on $1.50 a day for five days. My fellow environmentalists, I encourage you to Live Below the Line with me and take a hard look at all that you consume in five days.

If you had the opportunity or the chance to change the world and be a part of the Live Below the Line dialogue, to see yourself as a member of the planet as a whole, would you take it?

How can you get involved?

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

April 21, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project
The Hunger Project joins millions of people around the world in celebrating Earth Day this April 22.

The End of Extreme Poverty #By2030

April 15, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
Do you believe in a world without extreme poverty? A world in which leaders refuse to allow poverty to affect the lives of the people in their districts, states and countries?

Empowering Youth Parliament Leaders in Bangladesh

April 3, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
Empowering Youth Parliament Leaders in Bangladesh
One third of the population in Bangladesh is less than twenty years old. The Hunger Project-Bangladesh is proud to work with this sizable, empowered force for community change. 

The Hunger Project is Living Below the Line for our Partners like Mangi Bai

April 2, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
The Hunger Project Living Below the Line for our Partners like Mangi Bai
Partners like Mangi Bai of India are the reason The Hunger Project is a part of Live Below the Line. Follow Mangi’s story.

Moringa in Benin: Super Food Nutrition and Income Generating Production

March 31, 2014 by
Moringa in Benin: Super food Nutrition and Income Generating Production
Margaux Yost, Africa Programs Associate at The Hunger Project Global Office, recently traveled Mozambique and Benin to observe our Health and Nutrition programs. Learn about a unique part of the Health and Nutrition program in Benin: Moringa production and promotion.

More than Mothers: Reflections on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights

March 24, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
More than Mothers: Reflections on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights
On Monday, March 17, Hunger Project Communications Associate Lindsay McNamara attended the UN Commission on the Status of Women side event titled More than Mothers: Reflections on Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Post-2015 Agenda.

World Water Day 2014: Empowering our Partners to Access Clean Water

March 19, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
World Water Day 2014
Every spring, The Hunger Project celebrates World Water Day on March 22. Throughout The Hunger Project’s programs in Africa, South Asia and Latin America, we empower our village partners to increase their access to clean water and improved sanitation, develop new water resources and implement water conservation techniques.

Focusing on Nutrition in Mozambique

March 17, 2014 by
Focusing on Nutrition in Mozambique
Margaux Yost, Africa Programs Associate at The Hunger Project Global Office, recently traveled to Mozambique and Benin to observe our Health and Nutrition programs. Learn about her visit to Mozambique.

The Hunger Project-Bangladesh Recognizes International Women’s Day in over 350 Locations

March 15, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
The Hunger Project-Bangladesh Recognizes International Women’s Day in over 350 Locations
On March 8, 2014, the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum (NGCAF) and The Hunger Project-Bangladesh jointly celebrated International Women’s Day in 354 locations throughout Bangladesh.
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