Population Matters

Big Foot Appeal

Big Foot Appeal

Help Big Foot Strike Again


The scientific community – led by Nobel Prize winner Paul Crutzen – widely believes we are living in the age of the Anthropocene, a new geological era recognising the lasting impact humans have on our planet.

To bring the Anthropocene to the attention of the media, public and policy-makers, in July last year we launched Big Foot: a six-foot tall sculpture demonstrating the devastation wreaked by a growing human population on the Earth’s resources and environment.

The reaction in the UK has been has been incredibly positive.

The Big Foot statueWe have grand plans for the exhibit this year, but we can’t do it without you. Please donate to our special appeal to help Big Foot strike again in 2018.

Evidence of changes to the world’s climate, acidifying oceans and the sixth mass extinction of plants and animals, all point towards the footprint of a human population that has doubled since 1970 as the cause.

Big Foot is our striking, thought-provoking, response. In the last six months the sculpture has taken up temporary residence in front of the Natural History Museum, at Oxford University, and at Compassion in World Farming and WWF’s international conference on species extinction. In just a few short outings, Big Foot has helped us explain the benefits of small families to thousands of people, whilst amassing:

Big Foot’s exploits have already helped us reach new audiences, and plans are afoot to visit London Zoo and a handful of small events in 2018. But we would like Big Foot to make a much greater impression, at more venues and events across the UK and beyond.

To realise Big Foot’s full potential, we need to raise an extra £25,000, so ask you to please consider making a donation to our special appeal.

  • £10 could help towards the costs of transporting the museum-grade sculpture
  • £20 could pay for educational materials to engage new audiences
  • £50 could support the production of a new pop-up information stand
  • £100 could help us create a more interactive Big Foot exhibit


Only with your help will Big Foot be able to strike again in 2018. Click here to donate, or send a cheque made payable to ‘Population Matters’ with your name and address on the back to Big Foot Appeal, Population Matters, 135-137 Station Road, London, E4 6AG.

Thank you for your support.

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