If we reduce driving by 50% around the world and assume one-third of car miles are replaced by public transportation and the rest by biking and walking, Earth Overshoot Day would move back 13 days!

How do you commute to work? Can trade in your vehicle for walking, cycling, or taking public transportation (when available) to and from your job? This step not only reduces your carbon Footprint, but also helps you get exercise without having to go to the gym!

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

Share a picture and your commute story on social media with the hashtag #MoveTheDate!

Now that you’ve learned about a step that you can take in your personal life, check out some of the many existing solutions that companies, cities, and countries can deploy at scale to help humanity reach one-planet prosperity.


Rural Solar Power and Microgrids

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Financing Decarbonization

Atmos Financial

Land Stewardship for Low Impact Beef Production

Improved Emissions Standards for Trucks

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Passive House for the Elderly

Residencia de Ancianos

Water and Wastewater Services

Building Retrofits – Multi-family housing

Low-Carbon Circular Concrete


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Vacation Closer to Home

Smart Cities

eco data center

EcoDataCenter, the world’s first climate-positive data center

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Improved Rice Production