Support Our Work on Population, People and the Planet!Dec 30th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Other Resources
2014 was the hottest year on record.
Also in 2014, however, people marched in the streets to take action on climate change, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act created greater access to contraceptives for women.
As we head into 2015, population is a critical part of almost every pivotal issue facing the planet.
You wouldn’t know that from the news media, of course.
We at the Institute for Population Studies/HowMany.org have worked hard to bring population into important discussions and to make population less of a taboo topic.
In 2014, the staff and volunteers of IPS:
- Promoted population issues at the momentous People’s Climate March in New York;
- Hosted a panel on population and rights at the Bioneers conference;
- Participated in events at the UN climate summit;
- And on many fronts, IPS promoted women’s rights, alternative economies and rights of nature.
IPS continues to support youth education, rights and welfare as a key part of addressing global population increase. Over half of the world’s population is under the age of 30, an estimated 3.7 billion people in 2015. The decisions these young people make will affect us all. Investing in youth and empowering them is the wise choice and why IPS has a youth education program.
But we can’t do it without you!
Your year-end gift will help us raise awareness about a world of 7 billion-people-and-growing. IPS is leading the discussion of the effect of population growth on people and the planet. Keep an eye out for our work on youth education, as well as our new guest youth blogger, and a short report on supporting population, health and environment (PHE) initiatives around the world.
The world can’t change what it won’t talk about! The time is now to have some serious – and empowering – conversations to protect the world we love.
Thank you in advance for any support you can give!
Suzanne York and all of us at IPS/HowMany.org
P.S. We have blasted off on Facebook, where our number of “likes” have octupled just this year! Please continue to share with your friends and family.