Upcoming Events


3.29.2018       Austin, Texas

Population Connection volunteers Charla and Byron have organized a film screening and discussion of two short population-related films from the Wilson Center. The screening will be held at:

Twin Oaks Library
1800 South 5th Street
Austin, Texas
 7:30-8:30 p.m.

4.7.2018       Northampton, Massachusetts 

Population Connection will have an informational table at the annual VegFest in Northampton! Find more information at


4.7.2018       Corpus Christi, Texas

Population Connection will have an informational table at Corpus Christi’s annual Earth Day event! Find more information at


4.15.2018    New York City, New York

Population Connection will have an informational table at New York City’s annual Earth Day. This is the most high-traffic Earth Day event in the United States! Find more information at


Population Connection seeks to engage students and adult activists in thinking about global population growth through lively, thought-provoking presentations focused on causes and impacts as well as how we can meet the challenge. Population Connection has been engaged in population issues for more than four decades on hundreds of college campuses.

There is never any cost nor any fees involved in hosting a member of our staff to speak to your group.

Format: As preferred, either PowerPoint or brief talk, in each case followed by questions and discussion. See an example talk by John Seager here.

Topics covered:

  • Root causes of global population growth
  • Impacts on humans, wildlife, and the global climate
  • Solutions to rapid population growth, especially family planning
  • Social, political, cultural, and technological challenges of stabilizing population

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Population Connection does not engage in any electoral activity or otherwise promote any candidates for public office.


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Featured Presenters

John Seager
John Seager
President and CEO

John has been a guest lecturer at more than 50 colleges and has spoken to numerous environmental, religious, and community groups all across the U.S. on the environmental and human costs of rapid population growth.

He was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Clinton Administration and also served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA). John is a veteran of more than 50 political campaigns and the author of numerous op-eds and articles on various aspects of population growth including links to aging, poverty, and social change. Seager holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Rebecca Harrington
Rebecca Harrington
National Field Director

Rebecca manages outreach for Population Connection’s Grassroots program, a position she has held since 2008. She organizes Capitol Hill Days, Population Connection’s annual advocacy weekend. Prior to working at Population Connection, she taught in the learning disabilities program at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. She graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies.

Stacie Murphy
Stacie Murphy
Senior Policy Associate

Stacie came to Population Connection in 2007 as a Government Relations Fellow and joined the full time staff in 2008 as a Policy Associate. She represents the organization both on Capitol Hill and in meetings with coalition partners, and particularly enjoys getting outside the Beltway to speak on population issues for general audiences. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the George Washington University, with a concentration in Gender and Social Policy.

Population Education staff
Population Education staff
Professional development for teachers and nonprofessional educators

Members of our staff and national Trainers’ Network facilitate 500-600 workshops annually for teachers and nonformal educators at conferences and in-service programs, as well as for future teachers in their education methods classes at campuses throughout North America. Every workshop is tailored for the participants’ grade level and subject area.

Learn more about Population Education Workshops, and find a form to request a workshop here:

Heaven Edwards
Heaven Edwards
Member Relations Coordinator

Heaven first became an activist by mobilizing communities throughout California to ban fracking, a technique of natural resource extraction that was developed to meet the needs of a growing population with devastating consumption patterns. From going door to door to waving down people in the streets, Heaven can talk politics to nearly anyone. She made the population connection while studying development in Ghana. She loves children, but saw firsthand the impact that large families has on the life goals of women who aren’t using modern contraceptives. Supporting our members allows Heaven to utilize her experience with activism while continuing the fight for a more sustainable planet.

Maeve Doolittle
Maeve Doolittle
Member Relations Coordinator

Growing up in Philadelphia, Maeve saw firsthand that not every child receives a quality education. She was empowered to take things into her own hands and make a difference in her local community. While in college, she recruited potential future educators to teach and improve schools in low-income areas. Maeve made the population connection in college when she did research on the relationship between the amount of education a woman receives and how many children she chooses to have. Maeve brings her experience in recruitment to support and empower our members to be activists in a way that is comfortable for them.

Same Mission, New Name

Same Mission, New Name

Population Connection changed its name in 2002 to engage a new generation of supporters.

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