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Population Connection

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Population Connection
FormerlyZero Population Growth (1968–2002)
Company type501(c)(3)
FoundersPaul Ehrlich, Richard Bowers, and Charles Remington
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., U.S.
Key people
John Seager (President)
Revenue$14,925,445 (2021)

Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) is a non-profit Grassroots organization in the United States that believes population growth should be controlled.[1] The organization was founded in 1968 by Paul R. Ehrlich, Richard Bowers, and Charles Remington in the wake of Ehrlich's best-selling book, The Population Bomb. The organization adopted its current name in 2002.

Issues and campaigns

  • Connections between population, health, and the environment, in the United States and around the world
  • U.S. foreign assistance funding for international family planning[2]
  • U.S. funding for the domestic family planning program for low-income Americans, Title X
  • Ending U.S. policies that restrict access to family planning and reproductive health care, including abortion, domestically (e.g. Hyde Amendment) and internationally (e.g. Mexico City policy, Helms Amendment, restrictions on funding for UNFPA)
  • Comprehensive (as opposed to abstinence-only) sex education for American teens





Population Connection's education program, known as Population Education[3] or PopEd, develops K-12 curricula and conducts professional development workshops for teachers that focus on human population issues. Since 1975, the program has developed age-appropriate curricula to complement students’ science and social science instruction about human population trends and their impacts on natural resources, environmental quality, and human well-being. The program staff and their network of regional volunteers facilitate approximately 550 workshops each year for 11,000 teachers and future teachers throughout Northern America. PopEd lesson plans educate over three million American and Canadian students on population challenges each year.[4] Population Education also hosts an international student video contest each year through their World of 7 Billion website.[5]

Population Connection Magazine


Population Connection is Population Connection's quarterly publication. The magazine highlights the connections between overpopulation, the environment, poverty, and women's empowerment. It provides important population news, research, program developments, and legislative updates. Annual membership ($25) includes a one-year subscription to Population Connection magazine. All contributions, bequests, and gifts are fully tax-deductible in accordance with current laws.[6]

See also



  1. ^ Sonn, Donald. "Lecturer explores population control issues". www.thedp.com. Retrieved 2024-05-25.
  2. ^ Starkey, Marian (2021-07-11). "Let's fully fund international family planning on World Population Day". The Hill. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  3. ^ "Population Education - Population Education Resources for Teachers". Population Education.
  4. ^ "Charity Navigator - Rating for Population Connection". Charity Navigator. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
  5. ^ "Homepage". Population Education. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Population Connection Magazine". Population Connection. Retrieved 16 June 2022.