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The OVERBook Project on the Environment and Sustainability


World View’s 2018 Fellows Program was an interdisciplinary professional learning opportunity that deepened educators’ understanding of contemporary global environmental issues and resources for teaching about these issues. This program culminated in the creation of study guides with educator resources created by World View Fellows in connection with the Population Institute’s OVERBook.


Meet the 2018 Fellows

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Access the resources produced by the 2018 Fellows
Climate Change


Human Rights

Nature’s Rights

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© Garth Lenz


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Access resources organized by grade level.

Access the OVERBook pictures

Download the PDF with source material

Download the pictures only


Learn More and Take Action

General Resources (thematic resources are embedded in study guides)

The OVERBook, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER), contains powerful and evocative images showing the ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption.

The Population Institute is an international nonprofit that educates policymakers and the public about population and seeks to promote universal access to family planning information, education and services.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.

Project Drawdown presents a comprehensive proposal to reverse global warming.

The Global Footprint Network is an international think tank that coordinates research, develops methodological standards and provides decision-makers with a menu of tools to help the human economy operate within Earth’s ecological limits.

The Alliance for Climate Education aims to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action.

The Climate Reality Project aims to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Transition Earth works to increase awareness of the effects of population growth and unsustainable resource use on people and the planet.

US Census Bureau US and World Population clocks.

The United Nations Population Division monitors global population trends.

The United Nations Population Fund World Population Dashboard showcases global population data.

Human Rights Watch is an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights.