Utah, we live in a beautiful place.
Learn more about the benefits of slowing population growth
To achieve a sustainable, healthy, and happy human population living in harmony with the natural environment.
(It’s Okay to Plan)
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.
The human population will likely continue to set records. But there is hope.
Hi everyone, and welcome to another edition of UPEC’s newsletter – the first under our new chair, yours truly! (If you signed up for our mailing list at our 8 billion event in the fall, this is your first email newsletter from us; we promised that we don’t overload your inbox!)
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.
Mail: UPEC P.O. Box 520402
Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0402