What we do

A global alliance, bending the curve on population and hyperconsumption

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HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE POPULATIONS

Shifting public policy at global and national scales

STARTING CONVERSATIONS, AMPLIFYING VOICES

Shifting public perceptions of women's and men's lives and purpose

A WISER ECONOMY AND A CULTURE OF SUFFICIENCY

Shifting social and economic goals towards meaning and purpose, and away from 'stuff' and waste

 

HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE POPULATIONS

We can't accept the silence of global organizations, society and the UN on population - one of the two biggest drivers of planetary overshoot and our social, climate and biodiversity crises. It doesn't really matter if population or consumption is the bigger problem - they're mathematically intertwined. For our climate, planet and civilization, we need ethical and quick solutions. We're working with our alliance partners to shift public policy and set clear goals  at the UN and national scales. We're working to stabilize our global population through focus on smaller, healthier, better educated families, empowered  women and girls, and wiser men and boys.

STARTING CONVERSATIONS, AMPLIFYING VOICES

Conversations and storytelling are how people have always shaped our thinking, understanding, and values.  Just getting people talking about population and consumption is a big, surprisingly powerful part of the solution.

GirlPlanet.Earth and Population Conversations are our first two global dialogue platforms for girls and women to read and share personal and professional narratives, questions, ideas and solutions - shaping their lives' purpose, goals and meaning. But of course, boys' and men's voices on their lives, ideas of success, family and happiness are also crucial for change, so we're focusing on them, too.

A WISER ECONOMY AND A CULTURE OF SUFFICIENCY

How much do we really need to be healthy and happy?  Many people have realized that above a certain point of sufficiency, more 'stuff' doesn't really make us happier. And it certainly doesn't make us healthier. 

Our Stable Planet Alliance members are actively working towards a future with a healthy and sustainable population, where inequality is vastly reduced and everyone has enough. Call it "enoughism:" creating a culture of sufficiency rather than material excess or waste. It's a big part of the solution to our planetary crises. And for the wealthy and middle class, it starts with mindset.

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