Our engagement editor, Carlotta De Toni, discovered recently – using the footprintcalculator.org – that her date is 31 July. The date for humanity this year is 1 August; it was October just over 10 years ago. If we continue to use 1.7 earths of natural resources, we’ll kill the earth: our home. We can see the devastating effects of climate change in the erratic weather taking lives and destroying ecosystems worldwide; tweaking habits and business cultures won’t even scratch the surface, a transformation of behaviours at all levels is needed.
“We use 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 states.
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What is Earth Overshoot Day ☄️and what does it mean for the planet and for humans? 🧐Find it out in this second extract from @marcearth talk at @seeds_and_chips in Milan. And stay tuned for more. 🙌🏻
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Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity has used more from nature than our planet 🌎 can renew in the entire year.
— UN Environment Programme (@UNEP) July 25, 2018
And pass it on… there is no Planet B.