8 things you can do about population

January 24, 2011 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Lisa Hymas of Grist for this article and to Kathlene Carney for bringing it to my attention.

As we zoom toward 7 billion, population growth is looking ever more hairy and daunting. The big-picture solution is empowering women everywhere and making sure they have the tools, knowledge, and support to control the size of their families, but that’s not something an average person can tackle on a lunch break. Of course you can (and you should) badger your congresspeople to fund family planning, both abroad and at home, and donate to nonprofits that work on these issues.

But what can we do ourselves, in our own lives and communities? Here are a few ideas. Add your own below in comments.

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