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.
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 www.popconnect.org/getinvolved or contact the member engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org to develop a strategy that suits you and your community.