7.5 Billion and Counting…Where are we headed?
As we draw near the 7.5 billion population count, local non-profit Investments for Developing Communities, IDC, in collaboration with Center for Biological Diversity and the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network, has organized a speaking event to draw attention to the integral part population plays in a sustainable future for our planet. Guest speakers John Seager of Population Connection in Washington DC and Suzanne York, project director for Transition Earth of the Earth Island Institute in Berkeley, CA will present statistics and notes from the fields of global population advocacy, education and project work.
The mission of the event host, Investments for Developing Communities, is to empower through education and collaboration. Regarding the issue of global population growth IDC founder, Lisa Whitridge, explains that “through the non-profit’s work with international as well as local communities we have become aware of the interconnectedness of so many issues: economic development, education, agriculture, the environment, climate, and human health. We want to emphasize that population is one of these connected issues.” As event speaker John Seager reminds us, population growth is not just about numbers, “this is about people. This is about the trajectory of our own lives and (the) lives of others and how it all works.”
Join us for an evening of shared perspectives from the fields of global population advocacy, education and project work.
John Seager of Population Connection
Suzanne York of Earth Island Institute
General: $20 advance / $25 at the door
Students: $12 with ID
Cash bar available AND light fare included
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