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 2020? HINT: pandemic-related shelter-in-place orders around the world are having an impact on humanity’s Ecological Footprint.
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. To help you with this activity, we have created a Lesson Plan, ideal for grades 6-8, but adaptable for other grade levels.
May 22, 2020 (International Day for Biological Diversity) is the deadline to submit your calculation methodology and result below.
The winner, as well as the date of Earth Overshoot Day 2020, will be announced on June 5.