Newspaper proposes supplement on population in conjunction with GPSO
Sunday, December 7, 2008
John Feeney in Population

Here's the word from George Plumb, President of Vermonters for a Sustainable Population:

In conjunction with the the GPSO the weekly community newspaper of the state capitol of Montpelier, Vermont has proposed doing an eight page supplement on population. I think this will be pretty ground breaking. How many newspapers in the country have devoted a supplement to population? The only problem is Vermonters for a Sustainable Population, of which I am the president, needs to come up with $3,000 to help pay for the xtra costs. Unfortunately we have no major donors cpable of this kind of financial support in our thrity member organization. If anyone knows of a potential source I would really appreciate your ideas.

That would be a first wouldn't it? So if you know any source to help with funding please let me know and I'll forward your message to George, or go here to contact George directly.

Update on Friday, December 12, 2008 by Registered CommenterJohn Feeney

Good news! I’m pleased to follow this post with confirmation that, as a part of GPSO, The Bridge, the weekly community newspaper of Montpelier Vermont referred to above, will host a forum on population in the third week of February. They will then devote their March 19 issue to the same topic.

This is great news. Just as publications sometimes devote extra resources to important issues such as climate change, they need to do so with regard to population. After all, it is in many ways the central environmental issue.

Perhaps before long the the largest newspapers will follow The Bridge’s lead.

Update on Friday, July 17, 2009 by Registered CommenterJohn Feeney

Here's the supplement in the Bridge.

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