Earth Day serves as a special occasion to amplify global awareness and action toward our planet’s most pressing environmental issues. Earth Day may fall on April 22nd, but we’re excited to welcome you to our educational virtual events and to share resources that explore how population growth affects the environment, all month long!

Join us for our annual advocacy training event, co-hosted by our sister organization, Population Connection Action Fund; hear from one of our Global Partners; explore learning materials from Population Education; and more!

Get Involved

Zoom Presentation With President & CEO, John Seager

Whose Planet Is It, Anyway? Earth Day Challenges for a Crowded World

World population has more than tripled since the middle of the 20th century—with devastating impacts on people and our natural world. Yet, talking about overpopulation remains taboo in many circles.

We can’t bet the future of our living planet on technical solutions alone. Ending overpopulation by removing the barriers to smaller families must be a priority on Earth Day—and every day!

Presentation Date: April 13th, 2023

Recording Available Here

Zoom Presentation With Our Global Partner in Uganda

Promoting One Health to Protect Endangered Gorillas

Based in Uganda, Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) is an award-winning leader in gorilla and wildlife conservation. The organization’s vital mission is to focus on the health and interspecies relationships of wildlife, humans, and livestock in and around East Africa’s protected areas.

We’ll be joined by CTPH’s Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, who has won numerous awards for her work, including a United Nations Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation (2021).

Presentation Date: April 19th, 2023

Recording Available Here

Thanks to everyone who participated in Capitol Hill Days!

Access to family planning services is a vital solution to address health, development, and environmental challenges. Furthermore, it’s an internationally recognized human right. Empowering women and girls is one of the most effective ways to help create a fairer and more sustainable world. We joined alongside our sister organization, Population Connection Action Fund, for our annual advocacy event to learn how to continue to stand up for reproductive rights domestically and abroad.

Sessions ran from April 5th to 7th!

Learn More Here

Share Your #MyPopNumber

Discover your place in a global population of 8 billion people. Share your #MyPopNumber with us for a chance to be featured on our website or social media

Submit Your Photo

Make Your Voice Heard

Use your knowledge and enthusiasm to spread the word by writing to your local newspaper or sharing information on social media

Read our Media Guide

Tune in for Book Club

Come together for quarterly meetings to discuss books or long-form publications relevant to population issues with other Population Connection members

Page Turners Book Club

Explore Our Resources

We hope you’ll take some time to explore the diverse range of informational resources we have available. We offer a variety of content that is designed to inform, engage, and inspire. Whether you’re interested in reading thought-provoking blog posts, learning about inspiring work being done by Global Partners, accessing engaging teaching materials for educators, or reading our latest quarterly magazine issue, we have something for you!

Take a look around, download some resources, and let us know what you think! Together, we can make a difference in the world!

Interviews With Global Partners

Since 2016, our Global Partners program has supported a growing number of organizations around the world. These small-to-medium sized organizations are working to increase access to education, public health, and family planning services. Despite limited resources, their efforts make a vital difference in their local communities. Furthermore, these grassroots interventions represent the “final step” in our shared work to make the world a more just and sustainable place for everyone.

Read the Q&A Interviews Here

Classroom Materials for Educators

Are you searching for a unique approach to make Earth Day more engaging for your students? Population Education offers an excellent opportunity to demonstrate to your students the ways in which human activities impact the environment!

There is a variety of lesson plans for all ages, such as mapping activities, modeling exercises, and interactive storytelling prompts. Undoubtedly, students will be inspired to think critically about population dynamics and the environment.

Regardless of your teaching environment, age group, or geographic location, we have a diverse range of resources to cater to every Earth Day celebration.

More Details Here

March Issue of Population Connection Magazine

One of our earliest Global Partners addresses the human-wildlife challenges that exist at the edges of mountain gorilla rangeland in Uganda. By improving the health and livelihoods of people, they’re protecting gorillas’ health, safety, and habitat as well.

The Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, has a new memoir, Walking With Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet. We’ve reprinted the chapter about her organization’s family planning program in this issue. Please enjoy this excerpt and then read Dr. Gladys’s book and join us (and her!) for our Page Turners book club meeting on May 9.

Read the March Issue
CTPH team monitoring Mubare Gorilla group in September 2020

Population Issues in the News

Our communications team works diligently to raise awareness and educate the public on important population-related issues. In order to do that, they work closely with various media outlets to make these topics more visible and accessible to a wider audience.

Due to these efforts, Communications Manager, Olivia Nater, recently had a letter to the editor featured in The New York Times. Additionally, Senior Analyst Hannah Evans was invited to speak on the Climate Optimists podcast. This was Hannah’s second appearance on the show, and she spoke at length about the benefits of slower population growth and gradual decline.

Spread the Word in Your Community

Informational Handouts

Our downloadable flyers are the perfect tool for you to spread the word about the importance of global population stabilization. In addition, our brochures provide an overview of our mission and programs, giving you an opportunity to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Share them with your family, friends, or even on local community boards to raise awareness about the interconnections between population dynamics and our environment. Download our handouts today and start spreading the word about the importance of global population stabilization in your community!

More Resources Available Here