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Earth Overshoot

Real Sustainability Starts With Us

aka Earth Overshoot   |   Hanover , NH   |  http://www.earthovershoot.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Terry Spahr

Main address

P.O. Box 5460

Hanover , NH 03755 USA

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EIN

81-3564498

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

More than 220,000 people are added to the planet each day, all needing and desiring food, shelter, clothing, housing, electricity, transportation and many other goods and services. As a result, our planet is "in overshoot," which is defined as when a species consumes resources and generates wastes faster than the ecosystem in which it inhabits can replace those resources or absorb those wastes. Signs of overshoot include: Decimated fisheries Shrinking forests and habitat loss Climate change Draining of lakes, rivers and aquifers Erosion and nutrient depletion of our soils Depletion of critical non renewable natural resources Acid content in oceans increasing and getting worse Widespread pollution of our air, land, and waterways Massive species extermination and loss of biodiversity Worsening human human health and death rates Higher economic costs such as housing More regulations and less freedom Greater security and safety risks from resource scarcity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Earth Overshoot Outreach

Earth Overshoot has a unique focus. We address both factors of overconsumption and overpopulation and their inextricable connection. Most environmental organizations fail to view overshoot systemically nor do they apply any type of metrics toward measuring what is necessary to achieve sustainability. As a result they focus on singular symptoms like climate change, plastics, deforestation, bird losses, water quality, soil degradation, overfishing, air pollution and more, operating on their specific symptom without ever addressing the disease. And each and every one of these symptoms has been getting worse every year for the past 40 years as the UN stated in its report last year. Unless and until we change our way of thinking we will not solve our environmental crises

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of individuals attending briefings and presentations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Earth Overshoot Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

From our presentations at the National Science Teaching Association conference to our work with community groups across the country and around the world, EO has impacted thousands.

Number of press releases developed and distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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Earth Overshoot Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Depending on each year EO will release nationally or internationally a project that has launched that we feel needs great visibility and can afford the cost to do a formal PR release.

Number of organizations signing onto policy guidelines or proposals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Earth Overshoot is a member of the Stable Planet Alliance whose members support our work.

Number of stakeholders or stakeholder groups who agree to engage

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Earth Overshoot Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

EO has a large following of stakeholders who seriously engage through campaigning, educating, and promoting our work to others. It is hard to provide an exact figure.

Number of audience members with favorable attitudes towards the issue or interest

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Earth Overshoot Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This figure denotes the number of people who are subscribed to and receive or follow our work.

Number of new website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Earth Overshoot Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This figure represents the average number of unique users per month. 427x12 months equals 5124 unique user for the year.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Earth Overshoot Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

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.

Our education strategies include:

EO's "MVP Sustainability Map, a new free online educational resource that assesses each country's global sustainability.

EO's award-winning documentary, "8 Billion Angels," which we screen for community groups and organize post-show discussions to highlight the problems and solutions covered in the film.

EO's giant inflatable "Our Crowded Planet," which gives a visual representation of the catastrophic effects of unsustainable population growth.

EO's outreach strategies include:

Training Local Leaders and Overshoot Activists to Engage Their Communities.

Traveling 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.

Use of Podcasts, Media Impressions, Robust Social Media platform, website and newsletters.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Earth Overshoot

Board of directors
as of 02/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Terry Spahr

Earth Overshoot

Term: 2020 - 2026

Peter Cooke

Cooke and Berlinger

Maureen Harrington

Library of Congress

Amy Tschudin

Self Employed

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/30/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/30/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.