Sample LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor:

In the recent article “XXX,” I couldn’t help but notice that the connection to unsustainable human population was missing. In October 2011, the world population reached 7 billion people. It’s not just a global issue. It affects us right here in XXXX. As populations grow, impacts to plants and animals are enormous. The species extinction crisis is not something that is happening far away.

That’s why I am helping to raise awareness about this issue by holding an event to inform my friends, neighbors and family. I am also taking part in a campaign put together by the Center for Biological Diversity to distribute free condoms packaged in pictures of endangered species. The United Nations predicts that the world will have 10 billion people at the end of the century. The best way to stop that from happening is one conversation at a time.

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