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What We Do

Earth Overshoot’s Community Outreach


Connecting The Dots of Our Ecological Footprint

Earth Overshoot is a nonprofit working to educate the public about the relationship between consumption, unsustainable global population growth and the degradation of our planet. We do so in a variety of ways, each of which helps us confront the centuries of social, governmental and economic obstacles that have prevented us from acknowledging our human impact crisis. Here are some of the ways Earth Overshoot is helping communities understand and address the causes  and a path to a sustainable future.


Training Local Leaders and Overshoot Activists to Engage Their Communities.

Local Chapters: Our “boots-on-the-ground” Chapter Leaders are given the tools and information they need to give presentations, speak at local and regional events and advocate for important environmental causes affecting their community. We provide information online as well as face-to-face training via teleconference to ensure all of our leaders are equipped with the information they need to take action in their communities.

Click here to find out more and volunteer.




Educating Citizens on the Adverse Effects of Overshoot

Earth Overshoot is all around you. We travel the country and the world physically and virtually to give educational presentations at conferences, town halls, schools and civic organizations to ensure sustainability remains central to the discussion as we define the human impact crisis and what it entails.


Pushing Governmental Leaders Toward Positive Change.

We work to ensure leaders of governments from around the world have the information and tools they need to assess their country’s sustainability, giving them a information to ensure a better balance between population size, resource consumption and natural resource availability.

As part of that effort, we provide lawmakers and private citizens with ideas that can be implemented at a family, local, state or federal level to create meaningful change. Click here to learn more.


Witness the Dramatic Effects of Overpopulation and Gain Hope for the Future by Screening  the Documentary 8 Billion Angels.

8 Billion Angels, Earth Overshoot’s feature documentary, dispels rumor, misinformation and social taboos surrounding the issue of overpopulation by showing firsthand the people and places affected by the unsustainable growth of humanity. Learn more about the documentary and host a local screening by visiting

Read more about the impacts of unsustainable population growth in this recent report by the United Nations. Then, help Earth Overshoot spread our message of improving human health and the natural world by donating​ or volunteering.