Earth Overshoot Day

The 2nd of August marked the point in the year when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.  We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Humanity is using nature 1.75 times faster than our planet’s biocapacity can regenerate. That’s equivalent to using the resources of 1.75 Earths. The human population is expected to use the equivalent of 2 Earths of renewable resources per year by 2050.

Individuals have the power to better their homes and communities. The greatest potential for large-scale impact, however, lies with governments and businesses who align their policies and strategies with the reality of our finite planet.

Please click on the link below to look at the ways we can improve our resource security in five key areas to move this date back:

#MoveTheDate Visual – Earth Overshoot Day

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