GREEN SEX PARTY
- Date: Thursday, July 9, 2009
- Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
- Place: PARISH, 240 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA (Inman Park) (web: http://www.parishatl.com/home.php)
- Cost: Free
- Description: This event aims to show the connections between the environment, population, and reproductive rights.
- Hosted by: Sierra Club – This is the first program in our new education series called "Hot Planet, Cold Drinks."
- With Support From: The Sierra Club's Population and Environment Program
- RSVP and for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questions? Call Todd Daniel at (678)-567-2052
Join us as we help to protect both women and the environment. We will have posters, pictures, displays, guest speakers, and info around the room. Also: PowerPoint presentation on the Sierra Club's Global Population and Environment Program
Responsible family planning in the United States and around the world can slow global warming, deforestation and other environmental disasters. When young people decide if and when they want to start a family, they often choose to have smaller, healthier families who care about important issues like conservation. YOU can help protect the Earth by learning more!
Backgrounder: Current goal is to get the U.S. government to budget $1 billion for fiscal year 2009-10
WHAT WILL $1 BILLION BUY?
- Security. Stability. Survival.
- Real investment in family planning will reap massive rewards for the whole planet.
Since 1995, U.S. funding for international family planning programs has declined by almost 40%.
At the same time, the number of women of reproductive age in the developing world has grown by nearly 300 million. Today, more than 200 million women in the developing world wish to delay or end childbearing but do not have access to modern contraceptives. As a result, there are between 70 and 80 million unintended pregnancies in the developing world each year.
Lack of access to family planning services contributes to a host of devastating consequences for the entire world: resource insecurity, social instability, and maternal and child death. If the United States wants to meet these 21st century challenges, then it is time for a change in direction:
The United States must invest $1 billion in FY 2009 in international family planning programs. This figure represents the United States’ fair share of the total cost of meeting unmet need for family planning worldwide. It is also a sound investment in the future of our world.