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.

NPG President Mann Releases New Forum Paper on Rising Immigration and Stress on Public Schools.

Introducing NPG’s new Forum paper on immigration’s effects on the crowding, spiraling costs, and underperformance of the nation’s K-12 public schools, NPG President Don Mann called the work another reminder that stagnating educational quality is one of America’s many social and demographic challenges that would be greatly eased by a smaller U. S. population.[…]

Congressional Votes on Immigration Will be “Nation Changing”

NPG Cites Historic Opportunity to Rein-in Population Growth. In advance of a major push to decide the fate of illegal young people in the U.S. currently covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, NPG President Donald Mann has called on Congress to also take this opportunity to make a number of additional “nation changing” reforms to America’s broken immigration system[…]

An Open Letter to Congress

Immigration Reform Must Help Rein-In Population Growth!
With Congress now open to the long-overdue challenge to “fix” America’s broken immigration system it is essential that our nation ends up with workable, common-sense immigration laws.
So it is vital that the end result include reasonable policies that not only severely crack down on illegal immigration but also radically scale back current legal immigration[…]

National Survey Reveals U.S. Students’ Concerns about Population and Environment Issues

A national student survey conducted in recent months by Negative Population Growth (NPG) in classrooms throughout America has revealed a worrisome complacence about critical population and environmental issues that will impact the future of many young people.  The survey results were compiled from a questionnaire distributed by hundreds of 9th-12th grade teachers in classrooms across the nation.[…]

NPG Releases New Forum Paper on Millennials’ Impact on U. S. Population Growth and Sustainability

Are the changing values of Millennials – the generation of Americans born between 1980 and 2000 – concerning family size, life-style, and resource use improving the prospects for a sustainable U.S. through lower population growth and reduced consumption?
NPG President Don Mann finds strong evidence for that view in a new Forum paper by NPG’s senior economist and demographic researcher Edwin Rubenstein […]

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