Earth Overshoot Day: 29 July 2019
Editor: This year, Earth Overshoot Day falls on 29 July, two days earlier than last year and the earliest date on which it has occurred.
On Earth Overshoot Day we (all of humanity) will have used more of the renewable natural resources —water, soil and clean air —than our planet can renew in the entire year. After next Monday we will be living on credit for the remainder of this year.
The good news Global Footprint Network (GFN) tells us is we can reverse the trend. How? By moving Earth Overshoot Day by five days every year, we’ll use less than 1 Earth before 2050.
Solutions are readily available.
We are invited by the GFN to take steps to #MoveTheDate from the energy, food, cities, population, and planet levers.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - CEO MIA