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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EPA Ruling Echoes NPG Forum Paper

Last year, new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations limited “toxic water pollution from power plants,” in an effort to protect our nation’s dwindling water supplies. But will a new environmental bill finally give the EPA real teeth to enforce such regulations? Recently, Congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act […]

Deputy Director’s Corner

Deputy Director’s Corner NPG Deputy Director Tracy Canada can be reached by email at Earlier this summer, Northeastern University’s student news webpage noted a local morning radio segment which had highlighted population growth.  The university’s local Boston radio station WBUR’s Morning Edition featured the segment, which was titled “Report says major infrastructure fixes needed […]

Today is World Population Day…

NPG wants to make sure you’ve had the opportunity to watch our all-new short video series: The Sources and Effects of Growth.  Environmental issues are on the minds of most Americans today – yet many of the facts and statistics of overpopulation remain largely unknown to the general public.  As a way to raise awareness […]