CONDOMS HELP CELEBRATE EARTH DAY 2013
On Earth Day — April 22, 2013 — the Center for Biological Diversity celebrated endangered species at 20 events in 13 states across the country. More than 15,000 condoms were distributed in colorful packages (with artwork by Roger Peet) featuring species threatened by unsustainable human population growth, including the Florida panther and leatherback sea turtle. Events included a diversity of celebrations at parks, zoos, farmers' markets, college and university campuses and more. Download our Earth Day fact sheet, which is chock-full of information on human population growth's ecological effects.
The Earth’s population has nearly doubled since the original Earth Day in 1970. In those days, it was well understood that human population was causing the many environmental challenges cropping up around the world. Now, even having passed the 7 billion milestone, the human population explosion is too often ignored — while it continues to drive all the major environmental problems that plague our planet.
The beautifully designed packages, featuring clever slogans, have been distributed by a network of volunteers around the country since 2009. The condoms are handed out at concerts, bars, universities, spiritual groups, local events and farmer’s markets. Along with two condoms, each package contains original artwork and information on the species featured, facts about unsustainable human population and the extinction crisis and suggestions on how the human population can be stabilized.
To help ensure a world that's livable for other species — and healthy and prosperous for us — practice responsible reproduction and learn more about the Center’s campaign to address population.