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.

A New Series: We are introducing a new series of articles under the title The President's Column. As they appear the articles will be listed chronologically in this section "News and Commentary".

An Introduction to the President’s Column 
by Don Mann, President, NPG, Inc.
July 10, 2013

Since NPG was founded over 40 years ago I have been convinced that NPG at bottom is an economic theory: namely, that our goal should be to maximize per capita income and wealth for all, in a way that would be sustainable for the very long term, and that the only way to achieve that goal is by a negative rate of population growth until our economy has been reduced to a sustainable size.

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NPG Denounces President’s Determination to Dictate New Immigration Policy

NPG Denounces President’s Determination to Dictate New Immigration Policy Sees looming executive action in November as threat to stimulate U.S. population growth. Alexandria, VA (September 16, 2014) – Reacting to President Obama’s September 6th announcement to delay further executive action on immigration reform until after the November elections, Negative Population Growth (NPG) President Don Mann […]

The Choice to be Childfree: An Increasing Factor in U.S. Population Growth

A recent article in HuffPost Women discussed the increasing number of American women who are opting out of motherhood.  Titled Childfree by Choice:  How Women are Redefining Tomorrow’s Family, the piece took a pro-feminist position on the trend – as educational and employment opportunities for women improve, they are freer from the social expectation of maternity […]

NPG Releases Precepts of New Campaign: 10 Principles for a Responsible U.S. Population Policy

NPG Releases Precepts of New Campaign: 10 Principles for a Responsible U.S. Population Policy
Sees pending executive action as dangerous threat to population restraint, releases new policy document.
Alexandria, VA (August 20, 2014) – After Congress recessed without an answer for America’s ongoing immigration crisis, President Obama promised on August 6th that he won’t be “standing around twiddling [his] thumbs.”  [...]

New NPG President’s Column Draws Link Between Toledo Water Ban and U.S. Population Growth

New NPG President’s Column Draws Link Between Toledo Water Ban and U.S. Population Growth Connects growing population to increasing climate change and agricultural runoff, serious threats to our nation’s water supply. Alexandria, VA (August 13, 2014) – After the Mayor of Toledo, OH rescinded the tap water ban affecting up to 400,000 residents, Negative Population Growth (NPG) […]

Toledo Today, America Tomorrow: The Link between Population Growth and Mycrocystin

Residents of Toledo, OH breathed a sigh of relief in early August, as the Mayor lifted a tap water ban affecting up to 400,000 people.  After state and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials found high levels of the toxin “microcystin” in the water supply of certain neighborhoods, officials decided to ban tap water use […]

NPG Releases New Position Paper Urgently Needed Now: A National Policy to Reduce U.S. Population

NPG Releases New Position PaperUrgently Needed Now:  A National Policy to Reduce U.S. Population Sees Census Bureau projections as evidence for critical needto slow, halt, and eventually reverse U.S. population growth. View this release on PRWeb. Alexandria, VA (August 5, 2014) – With conservative Census Bureau projections estimating that our nation’s population will reach 420 million […]