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World Population Day

World Population Day

World Population Day was first held in 1990 by the United Nations to celebrate the day when world population hit the much awaited five billion. Today, this day is an opportunity to make people aware of different issues that come with overpopulation: from depleting natural resources to violation of human rights. Rapidly growing population can affect social and economic development, leading to unemployment, unequal distribution of wealth, and poverty. Let’s come together and raise awareness of several ways to make this world a wonderful place to live in!

Activity Ideas

  • Try out the sustainability quiz from our partners at Scottish Seabird Centre – here
  • Enjoy some relaxation with an Oomph! Relax session – here
  • Enjoy a game of ‘guess the population’ – here
  • Print out and enjoy this renewable energy activity book from our partners at the Scottish Seabird Centre – here
  • Learn more about the upcycling movement with this wonderful, practical recycling crafts – here and here and here 
  • Learn about the conservationist John Muir with our activity book – here 
  • Print out and enjoy our activity packs about different cultures and populations like Australia – here  China – here and Mexico – here