Population Connection Members Reach Out on Earth Day

For Earth Day 2017, more than 100 Population Connection members across the U.S. made the “population connection” in their communities!

Our supporters represented Population Connection at 16 different tabling events across the country!

Eleven dedicated members volunteered alongside staff member Maeve Doolittle in San Francisco, California:

Long-time activist Paul Rodgers and staff member Heaven Edwards talked to more than 1,000 people in Dallas, Texas:

Kathy and Julian Donahue (Julian not pictured) spread the word about population stabilization at the Children’s Museum in Tucson, Arizona:

While Dane Kamin had passionate conversations and passed out material at three different Earth Day events in and around St. Louis, Missouri:

Jennifer Lynaugh, Director of Individual Giving at Population Connection, husband Tim, and dog Scarlet educate visitors at the Earth Day festival in San Diego, California:

Twelve other members held tables in various communities throughout California including Topanga, Santa Cruz, and Fresno; as well as Austin, Texas; Alamosa, Colorado; Shepherdstown, West Virginia; Sarasota, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Wilmington, North Carolina; Reno, Nevada; and Thetford, Vermont!

Tabling at local events is a great way to have those crucial conversations about the solutions to rapid population growth.

Many members also represented Population Connection at the March for Science in cities across the U.S., including Boston, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; Houston, Texas; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Los Angeles, California; Arlington, Virginia; Las Vegas, Nevada; Cincinnati, Ohio; New York City, New York; Clarksville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Athens, Georgia; and Missoula, Montana.

Shaun in Las Vegas, Nevada proudly wears his shirt, “Ask me why women are more important than men,” while he helps people make the connection between population stabilization and global access to modern contraception:

In Washington, D.C. Population Connection staff and local activists made signs together and hit the streets to have their voices heard:


Mary Barbara marched in Boston, Massachusetts. Her clever sign sparked many animated conversations about the countless reasons to protect our home:

Over the weekend more than 600 people signed a statement urging the U.S. to increase funding for international family planning and reproductive health services.

Add your name to the action statement hosted by our sister organization, Population Connection Action Fund, to show your support for women everywhere! 

Together, our member activists and staff shared information on the link between stabilizing population and protecting our environment with 4,765 people!
Are you ready to help your community make the population connection? Maeve and Heaven work directly with our member activists.

Visit our webpage for more resources www.popconnect.org/getinvolved and contact the member engagement team at engage@popconnect.org to develop a strategy that suits you and your community.

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