UPEC Announces 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.

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Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All – Roundtable Video

Steven Bannister presents a roundtable event at the Salt Lake City Public Library. Presenting “Utah’s Fertility Decline: Richer Lives for All” a White Paper by the Utah Population and Environment Council (UPEC). Providing a unique perspective on Utah’s declining fertility rate and future inevitable decline in population growth rates and how this correlates with a […]

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The Tribune has reported that Utah’s birthrate is now below replacement level

The Tribune has reported that Utah’s birthrate is now below replacement level

Great news everyone. The Tribune has reported that Utah’s birthrate is now below replacement level! We should celebrate this fact — slowing population growth will mean a better quality of life for all of us in this state. And don’t believe the hype of those mentioned in the article who worry about the effects of […]

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UPEC’s Roundtable Written Up in the Salt Lake Tribune!

UPEC’s Roundtable Written Up in the Salt Lake Tribune!

If Utahns continue to have fewer babies, group says it will make state richer and help the environment Continuing Utah’s recent trend toward women giving birth to fewer babies will make the state richer and help its environment, according to a report by a group that advocates slowing population growth.

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