NPG Announces Essay and Photo Scholarship Winners
NPG will award $20,000 in scholarships to 26 talented college students, all of whom advocate a national policy to reduce U.S. population.
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This press release was picked up by 255 news outlets across the country, including: International Business Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Sun Herald, and local affiliates from coast to coast for all major television networks. Together, NPG’s message was distributed to a prospective audience of nearly 221 million Americans.
Alexandria, VA (July 9, 2015) – 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 2015 Essay and Photography Scholarship Contests. Out of thousands of entries, eighteen Photography winners and eight Essay winners were selected to receive a scholarship – ranging from $2,500 to $500 – towards their fall semester university tuition fees.
In this year’s Photography Contest, students were asked to submit their original photo and a short description demonstrating how population growth is negatively impacting their community – and explain why we need U.S. policies that work to slow, halt, and eventually reverse population growth. For the Essay Contest, students were asked to answer the question: “Should the United States’ government pursue population policies to protect our quality of life for future generations?” This year’s Photography winners were posted on NPG’s website on June 27, and Essay winners will be posted online tomorrow.
NPG President Donald Mann stated: “Thousands of students from across America answered our call for submissions. The 26 winners that were selected represent the very best of what NPG received – an impressive display of the raw talent found within America’s next generation of leaders. These students captured the destruction that has accompanied our nation’s population growth, and clearly illustrated the need for a national policy to address – and resolve – this crisis.”
He continued: “Of the 10 principles that NPG sees as indispensable for a responsible national population policy, one of the most vital is engaging America’s students. It is their future which is at stake – and they must play a pivotal role in planning our nation’s policies. The federal government must do more to educate today’s young people regarding the damaging effects of population growth on our environment, natural resources, and quality of life.”
Mann added: “Thanks to the generous support of NPG members and various foundations, we are able to provide this annual program to support the education of America’s next generation of leaders. As we continue our mission to inform U.S. citizens and legislators regarding the damaging consequences of population growth, it is vital that we engage our nation’s young citizens. It is their future quality of life which is at stake! By supporting NPG, anyone who is concerned about our nation’s population growth is helping us to aid these valuable activists – and helping us to move towards a solution.”
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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