Cordelia S. May founded the Colcom Foundation in 1996 at the age of 68 years old. May had found the beauty and balance of nature to be something that needed to be respected. Over time, she found that this balance had shifted and had become compromised and by age 23, she began her journey through family planning support. Many results that come from the growth of population include the destruction of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, large amounts of pollution, the collapse of certain ecosystems and loss of biodiversity.
This foundation focuses on human overpopulation throughout its works. Because human population growth within the environment is the central focus of many national projects, the Colcom Foundation fully supports these projects. Attempts at avoiding unplanned pregnancies and reducing immigration levels can aid in the attempt to avoid overpopulation. The Colcom Foundation is looking to support organizations that assist in stabilizing the population and gradual lying shrinking the population down in numbers by the year 2040.
The Colcom Foundation supports several projects regarding conservation and environmental situations and that are used to improve the quality of life around the area of Southwestern Pennsylvania. A few of these projects include The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Protect PT, and Hollow Oak Land Trust. These organizations work to improve nature and human life through the Pennsylvania area.
The foundation is also supporting education of individuals, health and human services, legal advances, and arts and literature. From its start in 1996 to present, the foundation has been fighting to support all life upon this planet for a better tomorrow. Working with multiple organizations with all different areas of focus that contribute to an overall better quality of life for all living things. There is still much work to be done to aid to certain issues that have risen from overpopulation. See this article for related information.
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