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.

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 Forum Paper Marks the 50th Anniversary of Transformative 1965 Immigration Act

NPG Forum Paper Marks the 50th Anniversary of Transformative 1965 Immigration Act Authors examine how the 1965 Act – a vast social experiment with unforeseen consequences – revived mass immigration and fueled U.S. population growth. View this release on PRWeb Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Alexandria, VA (March 25, 2015) – In response […]

Remembering the Immigration Act of 1965: the 50th Anniversary of a Population Game-Changer

Remembering the Immigration Act of 1965: the 50th Anniversary of a Population Game-Changer An introduction to immigration historian Dr. Otis Graham’s 2005 NPG Forum paper A Vast Social Experiment: the Immigration Act of 1965 Half a century ago this year, Congress enacted – and President Lyndon Johnson enthusiastically signed – a law broadly amending the […]

State of the Union Address: Touting More Growth with More People

State of the Union Address:  Touting More Growth with More People INTRODUCTION The President’s annual laundry-listing State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 has already been parsed and probed for advantages and potential traps by major media, political think tanks, interest groups and lobbies. But what might the current and prospective government programs […]

Negative Population Growth Offering Over $10,000 in 2015 Scholarships

Funds to be awarded to Essay and Photography Contest winners.
Alexandria, VA (February 3, 2015) – Negative Population Growth (NPG), the nation’s premier organization dedicated to educating Americans regarding the damaging effects of overpopulation, is seeking students interested in competing for academic scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500.[…]

NPG 2015 Essay Scholarship Contest

Multiple Awards from $1,000 to $2,500!
Entries must be received by April 23rd, 2015 . Submissions postmarked prior to due date but not received until after the deadline will NOT be accepted.Winners will be announced online at on July 10th, 2015. Official rules and eligibility requirements are available online.