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What We Do

Earth Overshoot educates the public, including students, environmentalists, politicians and civic organizers about ecological overshoot and the role that population plays in the health and well-being of their communities and the world at large. 

The goal is to help people understand the path we are on as a world and help live more in balance with the natural world.

How do we accomplish this?

Earth Overshoot does this by recommending actions steps we all can take including:

  • Adopting a small family ethic
  • Increasing funding of domestic and international family planning
  • Supporting the education and empowerment of women and girls
  • Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels

Help increase public awareness about the link between population and environmental degradation. Earth Overshoot can help by providing:

  • Initiate a powerful discussion on the effects of population by hosting a screening of the documentary feature, 8 Billion Angels for your school, community climate organization, civic association, religious group, business group, conference and other organization.  Engage with your audience afterward using complimentary discussion guides created and tested by Earth Overshoot.

  • What is sustainability? How do you truly measure it? What are the most feasible and effective strategies to achieve it? Earth Overshoot Executive Director and 8 Billion Angels Producer Terry Spahr will lead any size group in a lively open discussion that will refocus how you view our environmental emergencies and provide a guide for thriving in a new and different world.

  • Media outreach
    Media outreach

    Earth Overshoot helps the public make their concerns known to a wider audience by writing op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, appearances on radio programs and podcasts. Using our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts, we drive conversation and discussion about ecological overshoot and its connections to overpopulation in order to influence social behavior and inspire political action.

  • including a monthly newsletter designed to keep our community members and the public at large involved and engaged regarding the current issues affecting ecological overshoot. Subscribe here

  • development to connect to the visual learning and entertainment preferences of the current generation who are already key influencers, but will ultimately be our world’s future leaders and decision makers.