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What Determines our Human Carrying Capacity on the Planet?

We recently posted a blog, “What is Carrying Capacity?” and concluded with the question, “what is our human carrying capacity?” This… Read more »

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Planet

The New Year is when many people commit to making positive lifestyle changes, from adopting an exercise plan to spending… Read more »

Hope in a Changing Climate – Film Review

It’s easy to feel hopeless about the impacts of our rapidly changing climate. So, it was refreshing to view a… Read more »

Book Review – Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

As a “population educator,” I’m often asked to recommend a book on population – one that’s for a general audience… Read more »

What is Carrying Capacity?

We all know that living things need resources in order to survive. We often, however, don’t make the connection that… Read more »

How to use a local eco-dilemma in your classroom

The Washington DC metro-area is the 7th largest in the US; it is consistently ranked as one of the most… Read more »

How one GIF can show potential traffic density

Last week, my colleagues and I passed around this link from The Atlantic: The headline, “The case against cars in… Read more »

NAEYC Conference: A Reminder on the Importance of Books and Play

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be a part of the National Association for the Education of Young… Read more »

Climate Crisis Inequities: A Teachable Moment from the UN Talks

Imagine that you lived in a small island nation in the South Pacific, like Nauru or Vanuatu. For you, the… Read more »

Geography Awareness Week and PopEd: A Perfect Pair

This week, November 17th– 23rd, marks the 25th annual Geography Awareness Week – a campaign organized by National Geographic aimed… Read more »