Prosperity Does Not Require Population Growth

October 22, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

On Friday afternoon, I will participate in a panel on population at the Bioneers by the Bay conference in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The conference, Connecting for Change, begins on Friday, October 23. Before the conference, the Zeiterion Theatre is opening its doors free to the public, Thursday, October 22 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) for a Kick-off Event, featuring some of the largest names in the green movement. This FREE opening event will feature Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) new film ACID TEST, NRDC senior scientist Dr. Lisa Suatoni and former pro-basketball player turned urban farmer Will Allen.

Thanks to Don Collins for the editorial that follows.

Growing up in small town America in the 1940s and 50s was in retrospect a great experience. Such was my fate: a small stable nuclear family, conscientious well-employed father, non-working mother, only one sibling rival—a sister five years younger.

I recently went back to my home town of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, for my 60th high school reunion. In many ways, I found things hadn’t changed very much. Greensburg is a quiet and prosperous city of some 50,000, the county seat of Westmoreland County, about 32 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. I imagine there are many small towns and cities around the US that fit that description. Certainly there are many in rural and semi rural areas of Pennsylvania.

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