The disasters that send environmental refugees fleeing their homes are exacerbated by
growing population and poverty. More than 120 million women worldwide would like help in
planning the size of their families, but lack access to contraception. Families are
smaller and children are healthier when women are given economic opportunities, but more
than two-thirds of the world's poorest citizens are women.
The Sierra Club's Global Population Stabilization Program promotes small loans, job
training, and family planning for women everywhere. It has produced a handsome booklet of
postcards that tell the stories of individual women from many countries-and includes
preprinted messages ready for mailing to your senators and representative. To get your
free copy of Women's Health/Earth's Health, e-mail your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (202) 547-1141.