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The VSP Vision

The vision of VSP is a world in which the human population is living in balance with our natural resources and there are no conflicts or wars over resources.

Vermonters for a Sustainable Population was formed in 2005 by a group of Vermont residents who are very concerned about the population-driven environmental degradation taking place on our planet and in the United States, which has the fastest population growth in the developed world. This growth is leading to sprawl, congestion and excessive use of energy and other natural resources. It also makes it much more difficult to solve the global problems of global warming, loss of biodiversity, poverty, and creating peace instead of war . We believe that American people need to acknowledge and discuss the population issue, and take steps that will lead to a sustainable population globally, in this country, and in Vermont.

The VSP definition of sustainable is, “A sustainable human population is one where the people living in a given politically or geographically defined area (such as Vermont) do not live beyond the limits of the renewable resources of that area for either input (energy and matter) or output (food, material goods, and absorption of pollution). They then purchase or trade from environmentally-aware sources those necessities that cannot be locally satisfied in sufficient amounts. They will thereby live in a manner that allows present & future generations of people, and all other life native in the area to enjoy healthy habitats over the long term.”

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- Speak out about population growth

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