Synopsis

Ecological Overshoot

Confronting the Impact of Unsustainable Growth

Today, humanity’s demand for resources vastly exceeds nature’s ability to supply them. Food, water, climate and extinction emergencies are unfolding before our eyes. 8 Billion Angels tells the truth about the conflict between the size of our global population and the sustainability of our planet. It dispels the misperceptions that technology can save us, that reducing consumption is the answer, and that the blame lies solely in the developing world.

At its core, 8 Billion Angels derives its power from stories because audiences connect more deeply to experiences than data and facts. 8 Billion Angels weaves together the voices of people around the world as they confront the growing impact of overpopulation on their lives and the planet.

With passion, humility, and honesty, experts explain the indisputable connection between our environmental catastrophes, unsustainable population and increasing consumption. The consequences to humanity and the planet are laid bare if we do not quickly and dramatically alter our current population and consumption trajectories.

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Ending Overshoot Starts Now!

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.

Visit Earth Overshoot to find out ways how to help including contacting elected representatives, UN officials and your local media to demand action on sustainability.

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Together We Can Implement Change

8 Billion Angels is shown in community screenings so that the topic of population is surrounded with meaningful dialogue that leads to personal introspection and powerful change

After watching 8 Billion Angels, there is a valuable opportunity for individuals to make changes in their everyday lives that can help the world achieve sustainability. Our team of experts has compiled tools and resources to aid in guiding you.