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Mission & History

Who We Are

Our Mission

Earth Overshoot’s mission is to create public and private action that will ensure ecological limits are central to all decision-making. Only then can we achieve a sustainable world characterized by human well-being and flourishing bio-diversity. 

Our History

Earth Overshoot was founded to build upon the key messages presented in 8 Billion Angels, a documentary feature film produced by Executive Director Terry Spahr about overpopulation as the upstream cause of our environmental emergencies. 

The film represents the first phase of Earth Overshoot’s multi-tiered approach to raising awareness and normalizing the discussion about the catastrophic impact our unsustainable population growth and consumption are having on our planet and the steps we can take collectively and individually to solve the problem.