Population Impacts on a Sustainable Future

Population Impacts on a Sustainable Future

The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County ILO supports efforts to minimize our population impact on a more sustainable future.
Position History: 

(Adopted 1996)

Support for education of League members and the public about the rate of population growth and the social, environmental, and governmental impacts associated with a large and rapidly expanding population. Support for population stabilization or reduction, moving as quickly as possible to a population size sustainable indefinitely without significant damage to quality of life for present and future generations. Support for the promotion and achievement of lifestyles and communities that can be sustained over the long term without damage to the environment, including but not limited to conservation and recycling efforts to minimize the costs of rising populations in terms of resource consumption, waste production, air and water quality, open space, wetlands and other natural resources. Support for governmental and individual policy planning and decision making that consider the carrying capacity of our region and the earth.

League to which this content belongs: 
Los Angeles County ILO