11 July – World Population Day
Today is World Population Day! There are billions of people who live on this planet, but the growth of the Earth’s population has caused many social and environmental problems. Poverty and hunger are two of the key issues.
The UN established World Population Day to raise public awareness about the challenges we face. The goal is to get people around the world to help those who are negatively affected by population growth. It’s hard for one person to bring about a solution that will influence the entire world. However, if every individual tries to make a difference in his or her local community, then change is possible.
This month, volunteer your time or money to a charity, or talk to your friends about the problems at hand. You can make a difference!