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?

Limited Edition Hunger Project T-Shirt!

October 22, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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You want a world without hunger, poverty or gender-discrimination. You know that sustainable solutions come from the innovation of grassroots leaders. Let the world know that you believe in this brighter future with a LIMITED EDITION Hunger Project t-shirt. Brought to you by SelflessTee -- for two weeks ONLY! 

Hot Off the Press: International Day of the Girl Infographic!

October 11, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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Join The Hunger Project in celebrating the first International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012. We are thrilled with the United Nations' recognition of this important day to raise awareness about the rights of girl children. Learn more and spread the word using our brand new infographic!

The Washington Weekly - October 9, 2012

October 9, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

The Washington Weekly - August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

The Hunger Project on Pinterest

August 23, 2012 by Sara D Wilson
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We at The Hunger Project are always working on new and creative ways to engage with you, our investors and activists -- that's why you can find us on Pinterest! Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where people and organizations gather and share pictures, videos and articles from around the web. Our "pin boards" include inspiring stories of women's empowerment, the latest development news and even a running list of what we're reading! Join and share your pins with us!

The Washington Weekly - August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012 by John Coonrod
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

UK Steps Up Development Conversations

July 30, 2012 by Communications Intern
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“In a way, it is so simple – healthy, empowered women mean healthy, strong families mean healthy, strong children mean healthy strong countries. It is as simple and straightforward as that.” David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, opened the London Summit on Family Planning – cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK Aid – earlier this month. Next up in the UK: a Hunger Summit on August 12, 2012.

The Washington Weekly - July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

The Washington Weekly - July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012 by The Hunger Project Washington DC
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.
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