We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. In case you missed it, please read the letter from our CEO Laurel Hanscom reflecting on the unprecedented events that we are currently experiencing around the world.

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, we are launching a new #MoveTheDate Solutions contest during the month of April. Our goal is to celebrate solutions in the Nature category that have been implemented, have shown results, and are replicable around the world.

You can participate in the contest by adding a new nature-focused solution to the map AND/OR “liking” and commenting on nature-focused solutions that are already on the map. The solutions need to abide by our Community policy and guidelines, especially:

  • Show a precise location
  • Provide a detailed description
  • Include a picture
  • A URL to a webpage containing more information about the project and/or a videos is a plus!


We will review nature-focused solutions with the highest number of “likes” and comments to identify one (or more) winner(s). The winning solution(s) will be promoted on the map, our social media channels, as well as in our newsletter to 200k subscribers.

We can’t wait to see what solutions emerge by Earth Day.

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!