Earth Overshoot Day 2019 lands on July 29. This is the day when humanity has used nature’s budget for the entire year, according to our latest data.

We’re excited to announce that the two winning entries of this year’s Guess-the-Date Contest are both from the United States. Watch their video and check out their winning estimation methods here.

In 2019, Earth Overshoot Day is the earliest ever. This means that humanity is now using nature 1.75 times as fast as the planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. In other words, humanity is using 1.75 Earths. Carbon dioxide emissions currently make up 60% of humanity’s demand on nature.

#MoveTheDate towards one-planet prosperity

The good news is, we can reverse the trend. If we move Earth Overshoot Day by five days every year, we’ll use less than 1 Earth before 2050Solutions are readily available. We invite you to take steps to #MoveTheDate from the energy, food, cities, population, and planet levers. Opportunities for action include starting a population conversation, launching workplace programs such as food waste reduction, and petitioning governments to manage natural resources responsibly.

We, at Global Footprint Network, believe that it is possible to #MoveTheDate. And it requires each one of us being actively involved. Together, let’s grow the movement.

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!

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