Earth Overshoot Day

Our New #pledgefortheplanet: New grant to help one city or region reduce its Footprint

By August 5, 2016 No Comments

Calgary skylineTo push Earth Overshoot Day later on the calendar, we need not only individuals but also cities, regions and nations to embrace this challenge.

Thanks to a new grant, we at Global Footprint Network can make a #pledgefortheplanet to work with one city, region or country that wants to reduce its Ecological Footprint – PRO BONO.

What Global Footprint Network offers: We will analyze a specific project or program of the city or region. Potential projects include a new urban development, an energy-efficiency policy, an electric car fleet purchase, or solar panel subsidies, to name just a few of the endless possibilities. We will assess both the Ecological Footprint saved by the project and its potential financial returns. See more on our framework here.

If you are interested, email us at All we need is a simple email that tells us who you are and what you would like to do. We will then set up short phone interviews to determine which project would be the best match.

Read our case study on Calgary, Canada (pictured).

Learn more about city Footprints.

Wondering how you can help #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day towards one-planet living?

You’re in the right place. Since we launched the Earth Overshoot Day campaign in 2006, we’ve been calculating the date of Earth Overshoot Day each year for every year, going back to the early 1970s when the world first fell in ecological deficit. Over time, we’ve expanded this campaign to include Steps to #MoveTheDate so that anyone may feel empowered to take action in their own life. Because if we #MoveTheDate five days out every year, we’d be under one planet before 2050. More than ever we understand that #MoveTheDate can’t stop at Earth Overshoot Day and must live throughout the year. The movement keeps growing. There’s no time to lose. We need you. We depend on you. Please consider supporting our work for as little as $5. One hundred dollars helps us generate 2 million media impressions during Earth Overshoot Day. Thank you!