Today is Earth Overshoot Day – the date in the calendar when our use of natural resources exceeds the amount the Earth can regenerate in a year.
We’re using 1.7 earths; there is only one – and no Planet B. So we have to #MoveTheDate and stop taking far “more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ecosystems can absorb,” the Earth Overshoot Day website says.
Ten years ago Earth Overshoot Day was October, it is now August. A human revolution in behaviour and business practices is needed now. Take steps today and help #MoveTheDate – it’s in our hands.
Calculate your personal Overshoot Day with footprintcalculator.org
— Footprint Network (@EndOvershoot) July 31, 2018