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It’s time to talk about Earth’s unsustainable population growth


Population. Consumption. A balance of both is critical to a planet marked by better human health, economic prosperity and a flourishing natural world.

Earth Overshoot recognizes that duality and works not only to bring our human numbers back into balance with nature but also to draw attention to the overconsumption of our planet's limited resources. We aspire to be champions for a sustainable, safer, less crowded and more just world. 

If we are to ever have a sustainable planet, it will be by focusing on the bigger picture of unsustainable population growth and not the myriad of environmental, social and economic crises it creates.

Despite having an Earth Overshoot Day every year, Terry Spahr proposes we focus instead on the real work that must be done every day, including ending unsustainable population growth if we are to achieve a just, equitable and sustainable world.

Earth Overshoot works to make sustainability central to all personal and public decision-making through targeted education and advocacy in order to achieve a world characterized by human well-being and flourishing biodiversity.


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