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We receive no public funding and are grateful to our supporters worldwide for helping us to campaign on population and sustainability.

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You can join our growing membership or simply make a donation. Supporter members receive our publications and invitations to volunteer, group activities and our Annual General Meeting & Conference.

Standard membership is £2 per month or £25 per year. Concessionary membership for those who are 19 to 25 years old, 65 or older or unwaged is £12.50 per year. Life membership is £375. Companies and institutions may join at the standard rate. Membership is free for those who are less than 19 years old or live in a country that is not an OECD member and agree to receive our publications only via email. Please include your name, address and date of birth.

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Why donate
The level of population is one of the key issues affecting our children's future. Your support will help us to move population up the political and media agenda and keep it there. Your contributions enable us to carry out our research, education, campaigning, lobbying activities and events by paying for our expert associates, staff salaries, office expenses and publicity materials. Here are some of the specific areas for which we need funding.

Developing the evidence
We are publishing a series of research reports on the links between population and resources: food, water, energy, housing and so on. Volunteers play a role but we need funds to cover the managerial and organisational requirements of publishing the series.


Educating young people
We are in the process of developing material on population for use by teachers in Geography Key Stages 3 & 4 (11 – 16). We are already providing access to third-party and international materials, but need material specifically designed for use in the UK on the many links between population and sustainability.

Lobbying government
We lobby both governments and international institutions by attending meetings and conferences and responding to consultations. As part of this, we staff stalls, speak at fringe meetings and provide delegates with briefings.

Challenging campaigners
Some environmental and developmental campaign groups recognise that addressing population growth would help them achieve their specific objectives, but many do not. We seek to engage with these groups and persuade them to see the bigger picture.

Resourcing activists
Individual members are forming local groups and raising the issue of population in their area, where the impact of population growth is most apparent. We support these groups with advice and materials.

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