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America's voice for population stabilization

Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources.

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8 Billion People and Counting: World Population Reaches 8 Billion on Nov. 15, 2022

Roundup of Resources About the 8 Billion Milestone

September Magazine Issue

Mary Beth Weinberger, Population Connection board member and retired UN Population Division demographer, explains key findings from the new World Population Prospects 2022. Hannah Evans, Senior Analyst, discusses India’s projected position as world’s most populous country as of 2023 and explores work of Population Foundation India (PFI), a progressive NGO in New Delhi working to expand health and education to people across India. Melvine Ouyo, Population Connection board member and Founder and Executive Director of Hope for Kenya Slum Adolescents Initiative, writes about how the reversal of Roe v. Wade will have global consequences.

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Eight reasons to be concerned about our population reaching 8 billion

Our population has reached a major milestone today: 8 billion people. While many may see this as an occasion to celebrate, our large and growing population presents some serious challenges.…

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The environmental footprint of feeding 8 billion and counting

Global food production causes enormous environmental damage, from habitat destruction to water shortage, greenhouse gas emissions, and pollution. A major new analysis reveals how much different food types and areas…

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Our only hope is to slow, and ultimately cease, the astronomical growth of the human population, to allow the earth to heal and support a smaller, stable population. I was thankful to find your organization as a conduit to contribute toward a better tomorrow, even though it is one that I will never see. Donna J. Warlick, Population Connection Member

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Population Connection is a membership-based organization, funded by 40,000 progressive, far-sighted individuals. Join us!

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Attend an event

In-person events are still suspended due to the pandemic, but we’re keeping our members and supporters engaged through lots of virtual events. Come to our next one and meet like-minded folks who support population stabilization!

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Advocate for ZPG

Help us spread the message that zero population growth is necessary for a sustainable future. Write to your local newspaper or simply talk to friends and family about your passion for population stabilization.

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2021 accomplishments

3,000,000

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Young people inspired to think critically about our world’s population challenges via Population Education lesson plans

1,204

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Legislator connections by 389 advocates during our virtual Capitol Hill Days, a joint program with Population Connection Action Fund

1,500+

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Members and supporters who have engaged with our virtual events in 2021