Earth Day 2018 Recap!

This past weekend marked the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. Population Connection members came out in full-force to celebrate, volunteering at 55 events held in 53 different cities and over 26 states! More than 100 members and activists hosted educational tables in their local communities to increase awareness about the many environmental and social implications of rapid population growth. We are extremely pleased to announce that our members stepped up and hosted more than triple the number of events as last year, increasing Population Connection’s representation from 16 events to 55!

Scroll down to see our amazing volunteers in action last weekend!


Though not pictured, members also participated in Earth Day events in cities including: Santa Cruz, Reno, Salt Lake City, Placerville, CA, Watsonville, CA, Portland, OR, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Fort Collins, Denver, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, CA, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Grand Junction, CO, Anchorage, Saratoga Springs, NY, Washington, DC, Portland, ME, Corning, NY, Allentown, PA, Cincinnati, Shepherdstown, WV, Alexandria, VA, Columbus, Delaware, OH, Red Bank, NJ, Wayland, NY, Cocoa, FL, Eau Claire, WI, Chicago, St. Louis, Rochester, MI, Sarasota, Orlando, Tampa, Pensacola, Chesterfield, MO, and Wilmington, NC!

One-on-one conversations are vital to increasing awareness about the importance of stabilizing global population. THANK YOU to all of our members and activists who have made this year’s Earth Day a great success!

Tabling is one of the most important outreach tools available, since it facilitates conversations in a friendly and relaxed environment. As long-time member Dane Kamin from St. Louis, MO put it:

“We’ve got to reach the public with this message instead of being online, talking amongst ourselves.”

Thank you to the amazing, dedicated members across the country who gathered over 1,200 #Fight4HER petition signatures that our advocacy staff will use to push for a permanent ban of the Global Gag Rule and for increased 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!

Are you ready to help your community make the population connection? Population Connection staff can help you get involved in your local community. Visit our website for resources or contact the member engagement team at to develop a strategy that suits you and your community.




4 thoughts on “Earth Day 2018 Recap!

  1. The bottom right photo (“San Francisco”) is actually Tucson (I am the one standing); the bottom left photo is misidentified as “Tucson,” and may indeed be San Francisco.

    I submitted the Tucson photo to Heaven Edwards in San Diego; somewhere along the line it got misidentified as being from San Francisco.

  2. Wow, Population Connection was everywhere this Earth Day! That’s so awesome that you have so many people using their voice to work for a stabilized population. You should reach out to big companies like Yacktman, they would reach a huge audience. Keep up the good fight!

  3. I met Jill and Heaven during an Earth Day presentation two years ago in Santa Cruz -they were so nice! Great representatives for your organization! {Since I moved from Santa Cruz 2 years ago-I miss that town and its people everyday-

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