HOW CAN I HELP?
Become a VSPop Member
Donate to VSpop via...
Mail your check to:
PO Box 1163
Montpelier, VT 05601
Subscribe to Population Emails
There are many of these put out by a wide variety of groups usually focusing on a particular theme but the most comprehensive are probably the following:
- VSPop's Monthly E News - Vermonters for Sustainable Population - (www.vspop.org)
- The PMV Daily - Population Media Center - (www.populationmedia.org)
- Daly News - Named after Herman Daly but really only comes out every couple of weeks - Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy - (www.steadystate.org)
Read the Most Recent Books about Population Growth
New ones are always coming out but a couple of best most recent and popular ones are these.
- Inferno was the most popular novel of 2013! By Dan Brown.
- Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth by Alan Weisman.
- The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Write and Post - Write a letter to the editor about population growth and its adverse impact on Vermont and how if we want to keep Vermont the unique and beautiful state it is then we need to stabilize our population and not support growth forever. Similarly, when someone writes and article or opinion piece promoting growth or not connecting population growth to an environmental problem write a letter or post on the web site in response.
Organize a Community Discussion - Show the movie Hooked on Growth available on DVD or invite a VSPop leader to do a talk on "What is an Optimal/Sustainable Population for Vermont?" Follow the showing with an open discussion on whether or not your community should grow.
Discuss - When relevant bring the topic of overpopulation up with family, friends, and organizational meetings.
Like Us on Facebook - We do have an open Facebook page and while it doesn't reach a wider audience it does connect us with each other so we know what is going on in Vermont and can make suggestions on how to respond to it.
Form or Support a Local Group
The Upper Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club often organizes talks about population, particularly in the Hanover area. Contact Denis.R.Rydjeski@dartmouth.edu
The Vt. Chapter of the Sierra Club also has a Population Committee. George Webb lives in Burlington and would like to connect with others in that area. email@example.com
Exhibit - We have exhibit boards and handout materials you can display at local events such as farmer's markets, food coops, environmental presentations, etc. We even have "Endangered Species Condoms" you can give out for free. Always popular.
Serve on Our Board or Advisory Board - We are always looking for people to help with our board and committees. How much time you give all depends on what you have available and what your interest is.
If you would like more information about any of the above contact the executive director, Robert Fireovid, firstname.lastname@example.org