Earth Overshoot Day

Big and Small Things You Can Do Now to Help Extend Earth Offshoot Day/ CARE2

By September 3, 2015 No Comments

On August 13, Earth reached a milestone that wasn’t worth celebrating. That day was Earth Overshoot Day, the point where our resource consumption exceeded Earth’s ability to regenerate those resources for the year.

This calculation comes from the Global Footprint Network (GFN), a United States-based independent think tank. The organization’s focus is to provide decision makers a number of ways that the human economy can operate within the Earth’s ecological limits.

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