Compliments, Complaints & Endorsements

This could be the most important film ever made. It tackles the three lethal taboos that threaten our civilization, those against discussing overpopulation, overconsumption, and the nonsensical idea that economic growth itself is a net benefit even in rich countries and can and must continue forever.

Paul Ehrlich
Biologist, Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University
Author, The Population Bomb


The cult of endless growth has kept us from seeing clearly the choices in front of us. It’s time we paid attention to some alternatives.

Bill McKibben
Co-Founder, 350.org
Author, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet


The world really needs this film. I encourage everyone who understands the critical importance of these core issues to support this project in every way possible.

Richard D. Lamm
Governor of Colorado, 1975 – 1987
Author, The Angry West View the complete letter.


This is the great untold story about growth and your community — the one many developers and land speculators don’t want you to hear….Here’s your ticket to getting off the “endless growth” treadmill and onto the sustainable communities train.

Eben Fodor Community Planning Consultant
Author, Better, Not Bigger: How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve Your Community


We have to stop growth of populations and of rates of consumption of resources if we are going to have any hope of achieving sustainability. GrowthBusters is a great effort to educate people to see the need for this obvious step.

Albert A. Bartlett
Former Professor of Physics, University of Colorado
Author, Laws Relating to Sustainability


It was so powerful it felt like a virtual punch in the stomach.

Ed Hartman
Author, The Population Fix View the complete letter.


We at the center are very excited about your documentary project. There is an urgent need for popular media to explore society’s obsession with economic growth and its inability to comprehend or acknowledge the conflict between perpetual growth and environmental sustainability.

Brian Czech, Ph.D.
President, Center for Advancement of the Steady State Economy Author, Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train View the complete letter.

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