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by Michael dEstries
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Hugh Jackman has teamed up with Live Below the Line, a poverty awareness and fundraising campaign, to encourage people around the world to experience what it’s like to live in extreme poverty. For one week, your goal is to survive on only $1.50/per day.

“It gives people a chance to hav an awareness and understanding of what it’s like for 1.4 billion people on the planet, who live on or under $1.25/day in what’s described as extreme poverty,” he says in an interview with the AP.

Jackman says that if you can’t swing the whole $1.50/day thing, you could also make some kind of symbolic gesture as a way of recognizing the campaign – like riding a bike instead of taking a car. He plans on going without coffee, sugar, and his computer.

Check out the video below to find out how you can become involved!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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