Environment

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

04/24/2014
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...
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Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

04/21/2014
The Hunger Project joins millions of people around the world in celebrating Earth Day this April 22.Protecting and restoring our natural environment is fundamental to ending hunger and poverty.  The communities with whom we work are comprised primarily of food farmers and...
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World Water Day 2014: Empowering our Partners to Access Clean Water

03/19/2014
Our lives depend on water. Every day in the developed world, this fact is taken for granted. In general, one has to walk only as far as the kitchen or bathroom taps to access clear water, safe from disease and pollutants.In the countries where The Hunger Project (...
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Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday!

11/25/2013
The retail sector has benefited for years from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays. Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” But this year, for the second year in a row, something unique will take place on December 3, 2013: #GivingTuesday.#...
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Listen to Exec VP John Coonrod: Empowering Women at Every Level

09/17/2013
Our Executive Vice President, John Coonrod, was a guest on the weekly radio show Green Hour. He explains why The Hunger Project's women-led strategy to reducing hunger and poverty is crucial to reaching the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and points to Malawi President Joyce...
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Measuring Empowerment: The Columbia SIPA Team’s Experience in Mexico and Benin

06/11/2013
In March 2013, a Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of six split into two and embarked on field visits to two country offices: Mexico and Benin. In addition to seeking a better understanding of The Hunger Project's (THP's) mission and activities on...
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Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

04/18/2013
This year’s Earth Day theme is The Face of Climate Change. Conversations about the environment and climate change are often accompanied by images of inclement weather, melting ice caps and barren fields. But what we don’t see often are the faces of individuals for whom climate...
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10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

04/16/2013
How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here are 10 facts that go some way to explaining why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today. ...
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The 2013 Human Development Report: The Rise of the Global South

04/05/2013
The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was released on March 14 in Mexico by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. This year's report...
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Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty During 2012

12/20/2012
This year saw a continuation and expansion of many of the positive trends in last year’s list: civil society consultation, gender mainstreaming, transparency, small farmer empowerment.  And it saw new initiatives to fill gaps in achieving the MDGs. Yet we also witnessed...
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