Earth Overshoot Day is the date when we have used more from nature than the planet can replenish this year. Can you guess the date for 2019?
We invite all students and educators to enter our contest to guess the date of Earth Overshoot Day – the date when we have used more from nature than the planet can replenish throughout the whole year. In 2018, that day fell on August 1st.
Our hope is that participants gain a better understanding of what Earth Overshoot Day is all about. And we want them to learn why solutions to #MoveTheDate are crucial to achieving sustainability, as defined by humanity’s ability to live within the means of our one planet or one-planet compatibility.
To help students and their teachers with this activity, we have created a Lesson Plan, ideal for grades 6-8, but adaptable for other grade levels.
May 22, 2019 (International Day for Biological Diversity) is the deadline to submit the calculation methodology and result.
The winner, as well as the date of Earth Overshoot Day 2019, will be announced on June 5.
Good luck! And/or help us spread the word!