NPG continues to strive toward our primary objective: educating American citizens and legislators about the devastating effects of overpopulation. One of the most important avenues is our nation’s classrooms, where we aim to inspire young minds to carefully examine population growth in both the United States and the world.
This year, NPG was able to provide 17 scholarships to students around the country. Our annual Essay Contest yielded more entries than ever before, we brought back our Poster Contest and introduced an all-new scholarship format in our Video Contest. Excerpts from essays can be used to create advertisements in national publications, demonstrating the concern our nation’s youth have for their future quality of life. Images from the poster contest were used to create informative postcards showing the talented, poignant submissions we received. Video entries will be sent to members in DVD format and posted on YouTube to reach more potential activists for our cause.
Each year we create Teacher Packets, always available free of charge to educators, that include Student Fact Sheets, our popular U.S. population poster, and a choice of NPG Forum papers on specific population issues. To date in 2012, over 40,000 Student Fact Sheets were distributed to more than 400 schools nationwide. Presently, we are working to develop State Fact Sheets with relevant statistics on the effects of population growth in a specific state. We feel these resources will prove invaluable to schools and teachers, getting the facts to the very students most likely to be affected by continued population growth. The Effects of Overpopulation series provides more detailed information on the relationship between population growth and various aspects of our daily lives. (NPG plans to continue to expand this series and we invite any suggestions for additional topics.)
All of NPG’s educational projects are designed to foster a greater understanding of the need for a smaller, truly sustainable U.S. and world population. Please feel free to click on any of the links below for downloadable versions you can share – we depend on the help of concerned citizens like you to bring our message to as broad an audience as possible!
For more information on these projects, or to request materials for use in your classroom, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.