Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
Join us in striving to #movethedate. All of us, individuals, NGOs, businesses, governments, can take action and implement projects, big and small, in order to chart the path to a world where all live well within the ecological resource budget that the planet can afford us.
But first things first: managing our ecological resource budget requires measuring how much we have and how much we consume. So start now. Discover the new Ecological Footprint Explorer ! Use Global Footprint Network’s open data platform to explore, grab, and use relevant data in order to come up with your best estimate for Earth Overshoot Day 2017, the date when we have used all the renewable natural resources that the planet can replenish this year.
May 22, 2017 is the deadline to submit your calculation methodology and result.
Winners will be announced on June 5, 2017, World Environment Day. They will be featured and celebrated on this website and on social media as Ecological Footprint Champions, as we launch the #movethedate pledge platform.