2011 Live Below the Line Blog Posts – ALL

I have just uploaded all of my blog posts from my 2011 Live Below the Line experience where I did it for 4 weeks. It was such an inspirational and lasting experience… check out all the posts here: http://lunny06.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/2011_lbtl_all_posts/

It has me really fired up for this bike tour in April!

The Trip Info – Pass on & join the ride

This is the one pager to pass onto anyone who wants to get the concept of what I am doing and may want to get involved in the movement to see an end to extreme poverty!

Global Poverty Project Cycling Presentation Tour (while Living Below the Line!)

This is just one way we can help to end extreme poverty

There is a rare and inspiring opportunity of global awareness for you to be a part of.

Representing the Global Poverty Project I will be cycling and presenting in the United States and Canada in April and May this year whilst Living Below the Line (all my food for under US$1.50/day).

Join me for the ride!

In April and May I will cycle from Portland, Oregon to Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle and in between offering schools, community groups, churches, Rotary Clubs and other gatherings an opportunity to host the very professional and interactive 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation and learn about the Live Below the Line campaign. On bicycle I also send a strong environmental / health awareness message.

Please feel free to contact me – darcy@globalpovertyproject.com for presentations, media, sponsorship and more!

I would love to be in front of an audience in your community offering and engaging them in the movement that can see an end to extreme poverty.

Many Thanks

d’Arcy Lunn

The overall grab and gist of what I am doing in North America and WHY:

  • Riding a bicycle 1000 miles fromPortland,Oregon to Whistler, British Colombia and back in April and May
  • Presenting for the Global Poverty Project’s wonderful 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation
  • Doing it eating on less than US$1.50/day (extreme poverty line) promoting the Live Below the Line campaign
  • WHY? To see more people engaged with the movement to see an end to extreme poverty and ultimately see those who live in extreme poverty have greater access to basic needs & opportunities
  • By bicycle there is also a strong environmental, health, sustainability and simplicity message

Cycling 1000 miles eating on less than US$1.50/day… WHY?

The messages I want to send out by doing this trip – and most importantly why…

WHY in detail

  • I am not doing this to showcase myself, self promote, fish compliments or impress anyone
  • This trip is based on the experiences, learning and inspiration I have pulled from the past 11 years of travel, volunteering and learning, especially in developing countries
  • I want to advocate and be the middleman
    • Hopefully for the first time people will be drawn to do Live Below the Line from May 7-11
    • Others will be able to see if I can do it riding for a month, Live Below the Line is possible for them for five days
    • Hopefully they will also see it will be a great experience with lots of learning, empathy and inspiration
    • What I am doing is beyond the campaign but it is nothing compared with the 1.4 billion people in the world who live in extreme poverty every day with no assurances of an end
  • I love simplicity and seeing the world in that light – I know I will learn a lot with powerful perspectives and insights
  • I want to show the amazing resilience, resourcefulness and unrelenting hope and hard work people who live in extreme poverty have
  • I want to empower the people who live in extreme poverty – so we see them as truly remarkable
    • From this point we can understand and take action in support – not pity, guilt or sadness
  • There is no better way to see a place and it’s people than on a bike sharing stories and lives
  • I’m a human just as important and insignificant as anyone else and this is what I do, just as others do with equal commitment and purpose as students, parents, workers, volunteers, etc…
  • I want to see everyone have access and opportunity, voluntary simplicity and a perpetual smile as I am lucky to have
  • Offer an example for more people to live within the capacity of our environment, and enjoying it
  • Advocate nature, cycling, simplicity, sustainability, healthy lifestyles, community interaction + ?…
  • Shits and giggles – the world is a wonderful place to have fun… why not!
  • I live, learn and act to see a world without extreme poverty anymore

Calling Prospective Presentation Hosts!

An invite to any school, university, community group, religious group or gathering who would like to know more and get active on global, environmental and social justice issues… I would love to meet you as well!

There is a rare and inspiring opportunity of global awareness for you to be a part of.

Representing the Global Poverty Project I will be cycling and presenting in the United Statesand Canadain April and May this year whilst Living Below the Line (all my food for under US$1.50/day).

I give you the opportunity to host a Global Poverty Project 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation to engage, educate and inspire youth and your community with the topics and issues of extreme poverty. See itinerary in previous blog post for when I will be near you!

One of over 100 presentations done

In April and May I will be cycling from Portland to Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle and in between offering schools, community groups, churches, Rotary Clubs and other gatherings an opportunity to host the very professional and interactive 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation and learn about the Live Below the Line campaign. On bicycle I also send a strong environmental / health awareness message.

I am doing this in conjunction with the current GPP North American Spring Tour (see link here) but on a bicycle and in a smaller range of distance. You are the lucky ones within that range!

To book a presentation go to http://www.globalpovertyproject.com/bookings or find out more see below and please feel free to contact me – darcy@globalpovertyproject.com and see my LBL blog

I would love to be in front of an audience in your community offering and engaging them in the movement that can see an end to extreme poverty.

Presenting on my 2009 NZ Tour

Many Thanks

d’Arcy Lunn

For more information please go to:

The joys of cycling, presenting & experiencing!

Call to Prospective Sponsors

A proposal to any organisation, association, group or individual for any possible support, in-kind help, lending of gear or sponsorship to bolster my tour and my objectives to inform and inspire others in global, environmental and social justice. You will be well represented!

This is a rare and inspiring opportunity of global and environmental awareness for you to be a part of.

Representing the Global Poverty Project I will be cycling and presenting in the United States and Canada in April and May this year whilst Living Below the Line (all my food for under US$1.50/day).

I would love any possible in-kind support, lending of equipment or sponsorship for me to deliver Global Poverty Project presentations. I will be engaging, educating and inspiring youth and communities with the issues of extreme poverty, environment and climate justice.

Presenting on my 2009 NZ Tour

In April and May I will be cycling from Portland to Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle and in between offering schools, community groups, churches, Rotary clubs and other gatherings an opportunity to host the very professional and interactive 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation and learn about the Live Below the Line campaign. On bicycle I also send a strong environmental / health awareness message.

On previous trip for the Global Poverty Project

I am doing this in conjunction with the current GPP North American Spring Tour (see link here) but on a bicycle and in a smaller range of distance!

To find out more see previous posts for briefs on the organisations, campaigns and my itinerary and also a media release. Please feel free to contact me – darcy@globalpovertyproject.com

I would love to be in front of many audiences with my message and showcasing your support. We will offer people and engage them in the movement that can see an end to extreme poverty and greater awareness for the environment and healthy lifestyles.

Many Thanks

d’Arcy Lunn

The joys of cycling, presenting & experiencing!

For more information please go to:

Before Today – My Background and My Hopes for this Tour

My global education journey started as a teacher in a remote Aboriginal school in the desert of South Australia. Since then I’ve spent the past 11 years teaching, volunteering and learning in over 50 countries.

With some of my Ethiopian students

With these amazing rich learning experiences I mix information with inspiration and shared them with audiences in developed countries. Using my own personal stories and the Global Poverty Project’s 1.4 Billion Reasons interactive multimedia presentation we encourage people to go from knowing about the topics and issues on extreme poverty to taking action on them.

I have been a key member of the Global Poverty Project since the first 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation on 4 July 2009 in Melbourne, have delivered over 100 GPP presentations and initiated and managed the youth and schools program in Australia.

One of over 100 presentations done

My previous presentation cycling trips include South Australia (2007), New Zealand (2009) and the East Coast of Australia (2009). Each with their unique blend of global and environmental awareness.

Presenting on my NZ tour

I am extremely passionate and excited for my first presentation cycling tour in the US and Canada to give your youth and communities an opportunity to experience a GPP 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation and to promote the Live Below the Line campaign for May.

Happy for more sharing and experiences

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Who I’m Representing…

A run down on the organisations and campaigns I am representing!

The Global Poverty Project

Our aim is not to fundraise or create resources, rather the Global Poverty Project seeks to inspire people to actively engage with the movement to end extreme poverty. The Global Poverty Project connects people with the organisations, initiatives, resources and actions that are already happening.

The 1.4 Billion Reasons Presentation and Engagement with Global Issues

The strength of the presentation is to provide context and catalyse comprehensive learning and engagement with global issues. Through our partnerships and working relationships we can connect audiences, teachers and leaders to organisations working specifically on a range of global issues. We connect you with learning guides, campaign actions, and a network of active citizens that can help facilitate a pathway of learning and engagement.

Live Below the Line

My other focus will be to explain and inspire people to take on the Live Below the Line challenge of living on US$1.50 for food each day, for five days. Live Below the Line is a GPP initiative and was first run in North America last year. I will be doing the WHOLE cycle tour Living Below the Line. I hope to engage more people with this incredible campaign which will run again from May 7-11 this year.

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