With global warming, the world beginning to run out of cheap oil, the growing rate of extinction of other species, and a whole host of other environmental and social problems caused mainly by over population, it is more urgent than ever that we begin to stabilize the U.S. and the world population. In recent decades it has been politically incorrect to talk about population growth, contrary to it being such an important part of the modern day environmental movement that began in the sixties and seventies. However, that is beginning to change as people start to realize that it is not just a question of consumption, it is also a question of how may people are doing the consuming. If you go to our links section you will see that there are now almost seventy organizations, including many Vermont environmental organizations that acknowledge the connection between population growth and the health of our environment. Even the Dalai Lama says that the world is overpopulated!

If you are concerned about this connection then Vermonters for a Sustainable Population very much needs your support. We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff. We need your help in speaking out, talking to your family and friends, writing letters-to-the-editor, sharing our writings, and arranging for someone from VSPop to come speak to your organization or class. And even though we don’t have paid staff we still your support financially to help pay for the maintenance of our web site, print literature, and do mailings.

One of the most important things that you can do is to help yourself become better informed about population because it is a complex and emotional subject. I strongly urge you to sign up for the well written commentaries that Bill Ryerson receives from people all over the world and then passes on to us. To receive this almost daily email contact Bill at Ryerson(at)

I am retired and now devote more than half my time to working on population issues. I will be very happy to communicate with you about population growth including its causes and what can be done about it. Feel free to email me at gplumb(at) or call me at 883-2313. I will also be happy to drive to whatever community you live in for a coffee or lunch conversation.

Thanks for your interest and support.

George Plumb President