John Seager, President and CEO

John Seager is President and CEO of Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth), the nation’s largest grassroots population organization.

John was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the Clinton Administration and also served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), a senior member of the House Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

A veteran of more than 50 political campaigns, John has authored hundreds of op-eds and articles on various aspects of population growth including links to aging, poverty, and social change. He has been a guest lecturer at more than 80 colleges and universities and has spoken to numerous environmental, religious, and community groups all across the U.S. on the environmental and human costs of rapid population growth.

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