Bicycle Touring – with or without a cause Workshops – Wellington and Melbourne

Want inspiration, interaction, involvement, and insanely good calves?

Have been off the airwaves of this blog for a while but it is leading up to Live Below the Line time of the year again and I am also giving a couple of workshops on ‘Bicycle Touring – with or without a cause in Wellington and Melbourne in the near future…

I will be running the cycle touring workshop in Wellington next Monday (25 March) and then again in Melbourne Monday 8 April.

Info for Wellington workshop with Chalkle (a great learning program based in Wellington) on Monday 25 March, 6-7pm, 18 Allen St, RSVP and more info please see Chalkle and the page here: http://www.meetup.com/sixdegrees/events/109330862/

Chalkle Happy, simply. workshopI’m also giving a workshop on my Happy, simply lifestyle model and education project on the same night from 7.30-8.30pm, if anyone is keen.

And the details for the workshop in Melbourne with Laneways Learning on Monday 8 April, 8 – 9:15pm, Ferdydurke: 2/239 Lonsdale St, RSVP and more info see Laneways Learning and the page here: http://www.lanewaylearning.com/2013/03/13/bicycle-touring/

Laneways Learning Happy, simply. workshopI’m also giving a Happy, simply – lifestyle model and education project workshop there as well on the same night 6.15-7.30pm!

Seeya there?

Happy, simply.

d’Arcy.

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

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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!

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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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