Population Award Winner
On World Population Day last year, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune teamed up with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to blog about women at the center of a sustainable world. In January, Brune was honored to receive a Population Institute Global Media Award for Best Opinion Piece for the article co-written with IPPF Regional Director Carmen Barroso.
The article makes the critical connection between the health of women and the sustainability of our planet -- read it here.
Speaking of Sustainability...
The Millennium Development Goals are slated to end in 2015, and the global community is already working to develop an anti-poverty and sustainable development agenda to build on their progress. But will this agenda incorporate population dynamics and reproductive health?
Find out if these important themes are standing up to the deluge of competing priorities in a blog from our friends at Population Action International.
Spring Activist Training
In February, we will be welcoming 30 diverse population activists from around the country to join us for a weekend training in Washington, DC. Participants will learn more about the links between reproductive health, population and the environment -- and receive the tools to take action when they return home. One participant from last year lead a speaking tour after the training to educate communities about what they'd learned -- read a blog about the experience here.
Interested in connecting with a newly trained activist in your area? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep an eye on PopNews and Twitter to apply for our next training this fall!