August 01, 2018

Earth Overshoot Day Calls us to Tread Softly

Editor: Today, 1 August, is  Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), 'when we (all of humanity) have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year'.

By the end of today, humanity will have used up all of the renewable natural resources —water, soil and clean air —that the planet can replenish in 2018. After today we will be living on credit for the remainder of this year.

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One simple step we can all take today is to measure our ecological footprint and determine to tread more gently by living more simply, thus helping #MoveTheDate. It has been calculated that If every person committed to #MoveTheDate 5 days each year, we could get out of global overshoot by 2050.

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