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The Fork in the Road: Which Way this World Population Day?

Jul 10th, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org As the world, or at least some of it, recognizes World Population Day on July 11th, it might be a good time to look around at some encouraging projects and initiatives empowering people and protecting the environment in communities across the globe. But first, some fast facts for a brief overview:
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Need vs. Greed

Nov 11th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Being in India – a country of 1.3 billion people – sort of puts the whole notion of sustainability on its head.  The poverty, pollution, chaos and shear numbers makes everything a challenge, to put it simply.  Here on the sub-continent, and globally, can a healthy, “resilient” environment be created in
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Men, Men, Men: The Importance of World Vasectomy Day

Oct 17th, 2013 | By
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Perhaps surprisingly, men often get overlooked in discussions on family planning, population growth, and empowerment. Yet men’s understanding and cooperation is essential in improving the state of families and communities, and for also reaching a stable world population.  The most recent UN (mid-range) projection on population growth is 9.6 billion people by 2050. The Need
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Building a Better World for All: The Power of Narrative and Cooperation

Jun 15th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Interconnectedness.  Community.  Cooperation. Creating narratives.  Social justice.  Sustainability for all.  These are just some of the themes that came up over and over again at the recent U.S. Society for Ecological Economics 7th Biennial Conference. The official theme was “Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability.”  For the most part,
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Our Future is Most Definitely “Malleable”

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org. Forget 2013. Let’s jump ahead to the year 2030. As last year was coming to a close, and just as the global climate talks were winding down in a less-than-stellar performance by most countries, the U.S. National Intelligence Council released a report on how the intelligence community sees the next 17
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Learning From Burning Man

Aug 28th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org.  Man to burn next weekend! Are those global warming pushers behind this? No, it’s Burning Man, and it happens every year. What, you may ask, is Burning Man? As some of you probably know, it’s an annual week-long gathering of artists in the Black Rock desert of Nevada (dubbed Black Rock
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Aspen, Ideas, and How to Really Talk About Population Growth

Jul 24th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org This was my first time attending the annual Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), and what a week it was! Suffice it to say, my head still hurts from all the information I took in from some of the country’s top thinkers and doers. From the polarization of U.S. politics to the Supreme
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One Child Not Left Behind

Mar 28th, 2012 | By
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by Suzanne York, HowMany.org, September 15, 2011 In a land of 1.2 billion people that is projected to be the world’s most populous nation by 2030, India probably doesn’t come to mind when you hear about a rise in one-child families. But that is actually occurring, according to a study called Middle class dreams: India’s
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Halloween 2011: The Day World Population Surpasses 7 Billion

Mar 28th, 2012 | By

By Kelly White, July 21, 2011                         Photo: somewhereintheworldtoday Projecting population growth is not an exact science, so when the United Nations chose October 31, 2011, Halloween, as the day that world population will surpass 7 billion, one has to wonder as to why
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Ties that Bind: Making the Population and Environment Connection

Mar 9th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, March 8, 2012 The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference took place this past weekend (March 2-4) in Eugene, Oregon. If you’re not familiar with it, it is an [inspiring] gathering of environmentalists of all stripes and professions that has been taking place for thirty years. This year I attended for the
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