Why the Environmental Movement Dropped Population – the DVD You’ve Been Waiting to See – at no cost

January 21, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Bonnie Erbé for this press release and the offer of a free DVD. It may take two months for delivery of the DVD after you email to Bonnie, but it will be worth the wait.

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Free DVD Copies of PBS’ To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbé’s Three part series on how and why the US Environmental Movement dropped US population from its agenda. Series won the Population Institute’s “Best TV Show” Media Award. DVDs made available to you through the generous support of the Colcom Foundation

(Washington, D.C.) — The PBS program, To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbé, is pleased to offer, free of charge, DVD copies of its award-winning, documentary-style coverage of how the environmental movement dropped population from its agenda and how population growth is affecting the US environment. Watching this series is a great way to learn why this incredibly important environmental issue is no longer covered by mainstream US media, or discussed as an environmental issue by federal officials.

The To The Contrary: Population & the Environment series provides accurate, fact-based, historical coverage of how the environmental movement morphed from its original stance on population stabilization to its current state today, when U.S. population is no longer an issue taken seriously or addressed in any fashion by the U.S. environmental movement. Our goal is to educate people who understand the importance of US population growth and its singular impact on the world environment, about these changes. The series includes interviews with former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm, former Rep. Pat Schroeder, Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal (a former member of ZPG’s board), a spokeswoman from the US Council of Catholic Bishops, Leon Kolankiewicz of the Center for Immigration Studies, Mary Lou Tanton of Michigan Planned Parenthood and others. It tells the story of how in the 1970s, population and environment were widely linked in the popular culture and by the environmental movement. But due to changes brought on by political correctness, women’s rights and other major cultural influences, the environmental movement dropped population stabilization from its agenda. In the intervening years, US population has risen from under 200 million to 310 million persons and is projected to reach 450 million by mid-century.

We are happy to consider requests for multiple copies of the DVD. All we ask is that you e-mail requests to: tothecontrary@hotmail.com and tell us who you are and who else will see the DVD. Please feel free to play it in public fora such as community centers, environmental group meetings, church meetings and so on.

To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbé is in its eighteenth season on PBS and can be seen on 265 PBS stations nationwide. For more information, visit the To The Contrary website at www.pbs.org/ttc

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