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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 9  

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October 9th is Overshoot Day

Global Footprint Network joins UNEP

New National Happiness Index

Global Footprint Network Enjoys Expanding Partner Network

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Our mission is to promote a sustainable economy by advancing the Ecological Footprint, a measurement tool that makes the reality of planetary limits relevant to decision-makers.
 
 


Global Footprint Network Enjoys Expanding Partner Network

From a humble beginning of 12 founding partners, the Global Footprint Network family has grown into a truly diverse network of more than seventy partner organizations from across the globe. Since March almost thirty organizations have joined us as partners. The new crop of Global Footprint Network partners brings vital diversity to the partner network. With partners joining from the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India, and from tiny Islands in the Pacific, we can now truly consider ourselves a global network. While diverse, we are all committed to a common goal: ending overshoot.
 
 
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On the governmental side, we have been joined by the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development ( nrg4SD), the region of Nord-Pas de Calais in France, as well as the innovative Marin Community Development Agency in California, Zero Waste SA (an initiative of the Government of South Australia), and the UK-based Hertfordshire County Council. Most recently and with much excitement we are happy to include the Welsh Assembly Government as well.
 
On the Research side, we have added four new Universities to our ranks - the Universities of Genoa in Italy and Cardiff in Wales, North West University in South Africa, and Charles University in Prague have joined the Network, as well as SERI, the Sustainable Europe Research Institute, the India-based GIDR, the Gujrat Institute for Development Research, and Novatlantis, a Swiss organization that implements \ research on urban sustainable technologies (and hosts the Global Footprint Network Swiss office).
 
We are also pleased to have BC Hydro, a Canadian energy utility dedicated to triple bottom line business practices, join the Network as a partner and lead Footprint practitioner in the business world.
 
Many innovative non-profit organizations have enriched the partner network in the last few months, expanding the scope and expertise of the network. We now have partners focused on key issues for the future of Footprinting such as tourism (the European Centre for Ecological and Environmental Tourism, the Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport, and Omward Bound), population (UK-based Optimum Population Trust), environmental media (Planet2025 Network), and sustainable living education (the Web of Hope and Eco-Norfolk Foundation)
 
Welcome to all of our new partners!
 
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