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The current trend is not our destiny: #MoveTheDate

The past does not necessarily determine our future. Our current choices do. Through wise, forward-looking decisions, we can turn around natural resource consumption trends while improving the quality of life for all people.

While our planet is finite, human possibilities are not. The transformation to a sustainable, carbon-neutral world will succeed if we apply humanity’s greatest strengths: foresight, innovation, and care for each other. The good news is that this transformation is not only technologically possible, it is also economically beneficial and our best chance for a prosperous future.

In fact, facilitating this transformation is the best strategy for the long-term success of any organization, including and especially businesses. Learn more about the one-planet prosperity strategic framework in the new e-book by Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric.

We have identified five key areas that are defining our long-term trends most forcefully. All of them are shaped by our individual and collective choices:

Planet

How we help nature thrive

Humanity’s quality of life is dependent on the health of our planet’s biological resources including fertile soil, clean water, and clean air necessary for humanity to thrive. Learn More

Cities

city block

How we design and manage cities

Eighty percent of the world population is expected to live in cities by 2050. City planning and urban development strategies are instrumental to balancing the supply of natural capital and population’s demand. Learn More

Energy

energy

How we power ourselves

Decarbonizing the economy is our best possible chance to address climate change, and would improve the balance between our Ecological Footprint and the planet’s renewable natural resources. Learn More

Food

food

How we produce, distribute, and consume food

How we meet one of our most basic needs–food–is a powerful way to influence sustainability. Sourcing food locally and avoiding highly processed foods can lower the Ecological Footprint. Learn More

Population

people

How many of us there are

Being committed to everyone living secure lives in a world of finite resources requires addressing population growth. Empowering women is essential for global sustainability. Learn More

Explore these options in more detail, and find out how many days we can #MoveTheDate embracing these kinds of solutions.

Discover, champion, and share solutions

Effective and affordable solutions to #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day already exist in abundance. We believe it is possible to accelerate their implementation in the real world. How? By sharing knowledge of what works and bringing people together. Explore and share solutions you love that can #MoveTheDate! Learn More

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