Founded in 1968, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) is the largest grassroots population organization in the United States! We have more than 40,000 members and hundreds of thousands more supporters and participating educators working together to build a more sustainable future for the planet and all its inhabitants.
Population Connection works at the intersection of demography, health and human rights, and sustainable development.
Our public outreach, alongside that of our dedicated members and supporters, informs Americans about the challenges population growth poses for efforts around poverty alleviation, women’s empowerment, natural resource availability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity preservation. And when people are informed about population challenges and take them to heart, they tend to act in ways that bring us closer to population stabilization, whether by voting in support of progressive family planning programs and funding levels, reducing their own consumption of resources, or making thoughtful choices about their own family planning.
If women are not educated, empowered and given free access to contraceptives and abortion services, Homo sapiens have no chance at a sustainable future. We all need to acknowledge that 8 billion humans overwhelming the planet is a ticket to catastrophe. Population Connection is the only organization that I know of which passionately spreads the truth of population reality. Thank you. Peace. David S. High, Population Connection Member