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Upcoming Event:


UPEC Roundtable Presentation

Monday Oct. 21, starting at 7 pm

Come hear UPEC Board Member and University of Utah economist Steve Bannister discuss the results of UPEC's white paper, “Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All.”

Utah and UPEC

Utah’s beautiful, pristine, and expansive natural environment has been greatly degraded in recent years, fueled by high population growth and rapid growth of its resource extraction-based economic sectors. Utah’s leaders are actively planning to accommodate a predicted doubling of the population in the next 20 to 30 years – especially along the urban Wasatch Front.

UPEC was founded in 1997 initially to provide a data-based foundation for considering population and environment concerns and issues. It is managed and directed by board members who meet regularly (please see Who We Are).

OUR MISSION: Envisioning a sustainable, healthy and happy human population living in harmony with the natural environment

We believe it is our responsibility as citizens of the earth to be concerned about the environment, sustainability, and population. We place special value on the unique heritage and landscape of the state of Utah.

Upcoming Events

October 21, 2019
October 23, 2019
Roundtable Presentation

Roundtable Presentation

The Utah Population and Environment Council (UPEC) encourages you to attend a roundtable presentation on Monday Oct. 21 starting at 7 pm. We will be meeting in the basement of the SLC Library, Conference Room B. Come hear UPEC Board Member and University of Utah economist Steve Bannister discuss the results of UPEC”s white paper, […]

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Letter: Clever, Cleaner Cars Needed in Utah

Letter: Clever, Cleaner Cars Needed in Utah

UPEC's Andrew Schoenberg concludes that "the prediction of the Utah population doubling makes it even more important that most of us reduce our additions to air pollution and global warming gases by switching to fuel efficient vehicles such as EVs and PHEVs."

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UPEC Announces New White Paper

UPEC Announces New White Paper

— Monday, August 26, 2019. For immediate release.  The Utah Population and Environment Council (UPEC) announces the immediate release of its new white paper: “Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All.” The paper coincides with the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, being held in Salt Lake City August 26-28. The theme of this conference […]

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