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.

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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Today is World Population Day…

NPG wants to make sure you’ve had the opportunity to watch our all-new short video series: The Sources and Effects of Growth.  Environmental issues are on the minds of most Americans today – yet many of the facts and statistics of overpopulation remain largely unknown to the general public.  As a way to raise awareness […]


All are welcome and all are invited – especially those who care about leaving the world in better shape than we found it. Every problem is affected by this great exploiter. Overpopulation diminishes our resources, landscapes, water supply, and the ability of our climate to regulate itself. Our poor and disenfranchised are overwhelmed by this issue, as it swims in ridiculous taboos. […]

NPG Forum Highlights Source of Global Environmental Woes

New report finds overpopulation is key to many present-day ecological and social challenges, yet remains a taboo subject for most conservation groups. Negative Population Growth (NPG) will release a new Forum paper today. The piece analyzes the common refusal of environmental, conservation, and social welfare groups to include the issue of “overpopulation” within their missions. […]

Deputy Director’s Corner

Deputy Director’s Corner NPG Deputy Director Tracy Canada can be reached by email at Recently, there seems to have been a flurry of activity in Congress surrounding immigration and population issues. Thankfully, not all of the action has been a blow to those of us concerned with U.S. population growth! Earlier this year, U.S. […]

Sign NPG’s Petition to End Sanctuary Cities NOW!

In response to the Senate voting down much-needed Sanctuary Cities legislation last week, NPG has issued a Press Release to make our position known to the national media. If passed, the “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act” would have permitted federal funding to be withheld from cities that offer protection to illegal aliens. Unfortunately, by refusing […]