With 60% of the world population projected to live in urban areas by 2030 and as much as 80% by 2050, the global effort for sustainability will be won, or lost, in the world’s cities. How we plan and develop our cities is therefore instrumental to balancing the supply of natural capital and population’s demand.

So tell your city leader(s) you care about sustainability and want your city to enact policies to help #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day.

Go to your city’s website, and find out more about its environmental policy and commitment. Identify what specific issue you want to support (renewable energy, recycling, adequate public transportation, green buildings, urban agriculture,…) Find out how to contact your local officials. Email them, tweet them, send them a letter, call them! If you email them, please include Global Footprint Network in the blind carbon copy (media@footprintnetwork.org) so we know you took this important step!

We are counting all the steps taken to #MoveTheDate. More steps mean more impact.

Tell us you’ve contacted your local officials on social media by tagging #MoveTheDate, and you will be entered to win a Footprint Champion t-shirt (below).

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More steps to #MoveTheDate

I travel with an eco-sensibility

I travel with an eco-sensibility

June 29, 2018

I start a population conversation

I start a population conversation

June 28, 2018

I streamline my wardrobe

I streamline my wardrobe

June 11, 2018

I dive into data

I dive into data

June 3, 2018

I beef up my plant-based diet

I beef up my plant-based diet

June 3, 2018

I commute social

I commute social

June 3, 2018

I challenge my city leaders to #MoveTheDate

I challenge my city leaders to #MoveTheDate

June 1, 2018

I’ll be a garbage collector for a day

I’ll be a garbage collector for a day

June 1, 2018

I start a Footprint conversation

I start a Footprint conversation

June 1, 2018

I design my own step to #movethedate

I design my own step to #movethedate

May 30, 2018