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Utah, we live in a beautiful place.

Learn more about the benefits of slowing population growth

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

 

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).

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.


 

Read UPEC’s Updated White Paper

We all face many important choices as we live our lives and form relationships with others, and with society as a whole. Many factors influence population levels, of course, but this white paper will discuss one of the most personal and important choices we face that affects our population — how many children to bring into this world — and the implications of this choice for ourselves, and our state, nation, planet. READ MORE

Do you agree that Utah’s population is growing too fast? This video highlights the many benefits we would all enjoy from slowing our population growth. ... See MoreSee Less

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Utah, we live in a beautiful place.

Think Utah’s population is growing too fast? You’re not alone. UPEC is working to change the conversation about Utah’s runaway growth. And this video highlights the many benefits that would come from slowing our population growth. Presented by the Utah Population & Environment Council.

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All the people: what happens if humanity’s ranks start to shrink?

A recent article in the Lancet medical journal has been getting a lot of press for predicting that the global population will decline sooner than most experts predict — at 9.7 billion in 2064. But a) that’s still way too many people for this roasting planet and b) the authors are more optimistic about improvements […]

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Indonesia’s New Coronavirus Concern: A Post-Pandemic Baby Boom

With restrictions in place, millions stopped visiting clinics for contraceptives, says the government, which promotes family planning as part of its fight against child malnutrition… Read the Full Article Here

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Your donation helps UPEC support voluntary planning for small families, track our ecological footprint, and promote new definitions of progress to achieve a sustainable human population in Utah.

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Phone: (801) 508-4667
Mail: UPEC P.O. Box 520402
Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0402

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