Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) is a national nonprofit membership organization. It was founded in 1972 to educate the American public and political leaders about the devastating effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources and standard of living. We believe that our nation is already vastly overpopulated in terms of the long-range carrying capacity of its resources and environment.

We urgently need, therefore, a National Population Policy with the goal of eventually stabilizing our population at a sustainable level, far below today's. after an interim period of negative growth.

Most politicians, big business and its supporting economists call for growth as a solution to all our problems. Apparently, they believe in perpetual growth, which is a mathematical absurdity on a finite planet. There must be limits. Science is demonstrating that human population and consumption in the United States and the world are already too large and are destroying the natural systems that support us. We must not simply stop population growth; we must turn it around.

Since 1972, NPG has been making that case. We do not simply identify the problems, we propose solutions.

An Introduction to the President’s Column 
by Don Mann, President, NPG, Inc.

Since NPG was founded over 40 years ago I have been convinced that NPG at bottom is an economic theory: namely, that our goal should be to maximize per capita income and wealth for all, in a way that would be sustainable for the very long term, and that the only way to achieve that goal is by a negative rate of population growth until our economy has been reduced to a sustainable size.

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NPG Head Calls on Senate to Improve House’s Legislation Curbing Sanctuary Cities

Warns that Non-cooperation in Immigration Enforcement of Some States and Cities Speeds Population Growth.
Don Mann, President of Negative Population Growth, warns that illegal immigration to the U.S., after a lull in the recession of the last decade, is growing strongly again, contributing materially to U.S. population growth.[…]

NPG Forum Paper Links Population Growth to Worsening U.S. Groundwater Scarcity

Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Download a PDF of this release here. NPG Forum Paper Links Population Growth to Worsening U.S. Groundwater Scarcity New analysis finds America’s water resources endangered by overpopulation and development. After President Trump’s 2018 budget cut $2 billion in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – which […]

NPG Announces Essay and Photo Scholarship Winners

In keeping with its longstanding and highly popular Youth Outreach program, Negative Population Growth (NPG) continues to engage America’s students in the fight for their future.  High school seniors and undergraduate students nationwide were invited to participate in NPG’s 2017 Essay and Photography Scholarship Contests.  Out of thousands of entries,[…]

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