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In honor of World Population Day

Join us for a National Conference Call on World Population Day

Monday, July 11th is World Population Day, and the Sierra Club Global Population and Environment Program will be hosting an open house conference call to discuss the significance of the this important day and the work that our program is doing around population, reproductive health and the environment. The world's population is slated to hit 7 billion people this fall, making it more important than ever to address the needs of our growing planet and work to promote sustainable development solutions. Please join us on the 11th from 8-9pm EST for a 30 minute presentation with discussion to follow.

Call-in number: 1-866-501-6174
Conference code: 1892-005

Write a Letter to the Editor for World Population Day

One of the most effective ways to educate the public on global population, reproductive health and sustainable development issues is through the media, in particular by writing a letter to the editor (LTE). Please find below a sample LTE. All you have to do is submit it to your local newspaper, and we can help you do that through the link below. Please contact us today if you need assistance.

Write a letter to your local paper!

Sample text: July 11th is World Population Day, and commemorating this day is more important this year than ever. The United Nations established World Population Day in 1989, when there were just over 5 billion people on the planet, to draw attention to the impact that population issues have on development efforts. This fall, the world’s population is slated to hit 7 billion—a number that will place enormous strain on the earth’s resources and reflects the challenges faced by women in planning their family size.

World Population Day provides a crucial opportunity to think about the need to address population growth in order to make any meaningful progress towards alleviating poverty, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and fostering healthy communities. We know that increasing access to voluntary family planning is a win-win development strategy that is good for individuals, families, economies, and our global environment, yet the United States government has failed to invest soundly in these programs and recently cut the pithy allocation for international family planning even further.

The Sierra Club Global Population and Environment Program (http://www.sierraclub.org/population) works to address the interconnected issues of population, reproductive health access and the environment. In a growing world where 215 million women lack access to voluntary family planning, and climate change and environmental degradation are affecting our daily lives, we need to work with organizations such as the Sierra Club and encourage our elected representatives to support comprehensive policies that benefit women around the world and improve our global environment.

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