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WHERE HAVE ALL THE ELEPHANTS GONE? Human Population & Species Preservation at Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St. Berkeley (at Ashby BART station)

July 11, 2013 from 7pm to 8:30pm
HowMany.org and Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapter invite you to commemorate World Population DayCHRIS AUSTRIA, wildlife conservationist and animal trainer (tigers & lions & more) will give a talk/slide presentation on Ethiopia's drastically diminishing population of elephants and other endangered species. Their habitats are threatened by local encroachment into protected areas by a rapidly growing population.Chris is a Bay Area native who relocated to Ethiopia to work with the nonprofit…See More
Jul 1, 2013
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Water, Water Everywhere? Maybe Not for Long

By Suzanne York, 6degreesofpopulation.org.Another day, another warning by scientists that human beings are pushing the planet to a tipping point. At the “Water in the Anthropocene” conference last week in Germany, 500 leading water scientists declared that water is becoming one of the most serious factors that could limit human development this century, with an…See More
May 29, 2013
HowMany.org's blog post was featured

Reviving Rivers: A Sign of Hope for the Colorado

By Suzanne York,  6degreesofpopulation.org.With over 7 billion people on the planet, demand for water for household, agricultural, and industrial use is increasing even faster than population growth.  Many areas, such as the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, are already experiencing competing demands on water in a region heavily reliant on this…See More
May 14, 2013
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Reviving Rivers: A Sign of Hope for the Colorado

By Suzanne York,  6degreesofpopulation.org.With over 7 billion people on the planet, demand for water for household, agricultural, and industrial use is increasing even faster than population growth.  Many areas, such as the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, are already experiencing competing demands on water in a region heavily reliant on this…See More
May 1, 2013
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A Week of Happiness: Prioritizing Well-being for Our World

By Suzanne York, 6degreesofpopulation.org. As you recover from the stress of filing taxes, you can take some relief and pleasure in this being Sustainable Happiness Week.  It kicked off on April 13th, and runs through April 20th. Where is it easiest to feel happy?  Check out this…See More
Apr 18, 2013
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Enough is Enough: An Evening with Author Rob Dietz at David Brower Center

March 28, 2013 from 7pm to 8:30pm
A talk with Rob Dietz, co-author of breakthrough book: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources THURSDAY, MARCH 28 7:00 - 8:30 PM David Brower Center (Tamalpais Room) 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley Cost: Free to the public / Donations welcome Overwhelmed by news of climate change, unemployment, species extinction, poverty? Rob Dietz will present a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth – an economy where the goal is…See More
Mar 21, 2013
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GDP: Improving the “Grossly Distorted Picture”

By Suzanne York. Original posted at 6degreesofpopulation.org.Recently the Post Carbon Institute hosted a web chat called Enough is Enough: Exploring the path towards "America the Possible featuring the work of two authors working diligently to change the endless economic growth…See More
Feb 7, 2013
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HowMany.org/Institute for Population Studies & Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarians

December 5, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us for a screening of the award-winning film "Mother: Caring for 7 Billion". The film, which has garnered over 20 international awards, follows a mother and child-rights activist as she discovers the complex social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding population growth and begins to question her own lifestyle and society.Panel discussion after the film will be facilitated by population experts from the Sierra Club and HowMany.org. For information, call 510-848-9061 or email:…See More
Nov 15, 2012
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Words Never Heard from Obama or Romney: “Let's Rethink Economic Growth”

By Suzanne York. Original article posted at Six Degrees of Population.In the debates and discussions leading up to the 2012 presidential election, there was not a hint that either political party was willing to question and reassess our dependence on endless economic growth in a world of finite resources. That is anathema to our political world.…See More
Nov 7, 2012
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Seafood Insecurity

By Suzanne York. Original article posted at 6DegreesofPopulation.orgOne billion poor people around the world rely upon fish and seafood as their primary source of protein. Climate change is putting these people at high risk for food insecurity, and they also face a very serious threat to their livelihoods as fisherfolk, according to the recent report Ocean-Based Food Security…See More
Oct 9, 2012
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Learning From Burning Man

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org. Original article posted at www.populationgrowth.orgMan to burn next weekend!Are those global warming pushers behind this? No, it's Burning Man, and it happens every year. What, you may ask, is Burning Man? As some of you probably know, it's an annual week-long gathering of artists in the Black Rock desert of Nevada (dubbed Black Rock City) that has been going on since 1986, and…See More
Aug 28, 2012
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Clean vs Dirty Energy: Learning From India's Great Blackout

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org. Original article posted at www.populationgrowth.orgIndia is a fast-developing nation with a population of 1.2 billion people, and by 2030 will likely be the most-populous in the world.India's disparities and inequalities are staggering,…See More
Aug 23, 2012
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The Worry Over Water

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org. Original article posted at www.populationgrowth.org It’s pretty obvious that summer 2012 has been one of the hottest summers in decades in the U.S., even after much of the country endured a scorching 2011. Last year Dallas,Texas had had 40 consecutive days over 100 degrees, and Oklahoma had 63 days with 100+ degree highs. This year has seen much of the same, as…See More
Aug 22, 2012
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The Worry Over Water

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org. Original article posted at www.populationgrowth.org It’s pretty obvious that summer 2012 has been one of the hottest summers in decades in the U.S., even after much of the country endured a scorching 2011. Last year Dallas,Texas had had 40 consecutive days over 100 degrees, and Oklahoma had 63 days with 100+ degree highs. This year has seen much of the same, as…See More
Aug 16, 2012
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Jun 6, 2012
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Rio+20 Here We Come: But Will Population Issues Be Heard?

By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, June 4, 2012In less than a month the world, or at least the environmentally-inclined members of the world, will be in the throes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (…See More
Jun 5, 2012

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How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
Our goal is to help solve environmental and social problems by including population size in discussions of those problems. We believe the Transition movement is a pivotal component of the effort.

We work to remove the obstacles that keep human impact [population] from being seriously and rationally discussed in public discourse, and seek to empower people to determine the best population size for their families, regions and the planet. We believe people everywhere have a fundamental right to preserve or improve their quality of life.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Building on the Slow Food and Slow Money movements here in Berkeley, our work in the human impact movement explores sustainability through the prism of population, family planning, carbon footprint and human economic activity. There is a lot to be learned and shared within the Transition community and beyond. We see the connection and support of a vibrant network like Transition California as essential to collective understanding of the role human population and other root factors play in transitioning individuals and communities to sustainable models and systems.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
We are an environmental non-profit dedicated to building awareness of (and solving!) the world's social and environmental problems. We host local and regional events and lectures, and frequently produce original editorial content.
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://howmany.org/
What aspects of the sustainability movement most interests you?
One of our recent initiatives has been advocating for an economic metric other than GDP, which doesn't measure quality of life or social well-being. In other words, GDP can go up because of its built-in tie to population growth, while median household incomes (and often quality of life) can go down.

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Water, Water Everywhere? Maybe Not for Long

By Suzanne York, 6degreesofpopulation.org.

Another day, another warning by scientists that human beings are pushing the planet to a tipping point. 

At the “Water in the Anthropocene” conference last week in Germany, 500 leading water scientists declared that water is becoming one of the most serious factors that could limit human…

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Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:00pm

Reviving Rivers: A Sign of Hope for the Colorado

By Suzanne York,  6degreesofpopulation.org.

With over 7 billion people on the planet, demand for water for household, agricultural, and industrial use is increasing even faster than population growth.  Many areas, such as the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, are already experiencing competing demands on water in a region heavily…

Continue

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:54pm

A Week of Happiness: Prioritizing Well-being for Our World

By Suzanne York, 6degreesofpopulation.org.

 

As you recover from the stress of filing taxes, you can take some relief and pleasure in this being Sustainable Happiness Week.  It kicked off on April 13th, and runs through April 20th

Where is it easiest to feel happy?  Check out this…

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Posted on April 18, 2013 at 3:02pm

GDP: Improving the “Grossly Distorted Picture”

By Suzanne York. Original posted at 6degreesofpopulation.org.…

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Posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:56pm

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At 9:04pm on January 22, 2012, Darlene Cavallara said…

Welcome to the Transition California Community and we appreciate your contribution to the relevant subjects related to sustainable living.  Population is a subject that needs to be approached and we imagine it can be challenging to bring it to the table because of the sensitivity many people feel around their own existence being a part of 'population'...as you say on your website - it appears to be taboo. 

We have our own personal views about overpopulation in regards to unwanted and unplanned pregnancy but because our culture is so sexually dysfunctional it seems like even sharing our own views would just open a can of worms that can quickly turn into biting vipers.  It would be great to initiate some conversation within the safety of this community and we welcome collaboration to evolve this subject into a sane platform for consideration. 

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Daniel & Darlene Cavallaro

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