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Earth Overshoot Day lands on August 22

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Humans use as much ecological resources as if we lived on 1.6 Earths. The Ecological Footprint is the only metric that compares the resource demand of individuals, governments, and businesses against what Earth can renew.

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WEBINAR: Choosing Our Future By Design Not Disaster

On 22nd August, the world marks Earth Overshoot Day – the day when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that period. Over 80 countries marked Earth Overshoot Day last year, with more set to join the global call for action. This year sees a... View Full Event

Solutions to #MoveTheDate

Effective solutions to #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day already exist.

We believe it is possible to speed up the launch of more projects around the world. How? By sharing knowledge of what works and bringing people together.  Explore and populate our new solutions platform, developed with the support of our Czech partner Mapotic.

How Many Earths?

How many Earths do we need if the world's population lived like...

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Dive into our FREE downloadable data file to find out and learn more about your country's Ecological Footprint and biocapacity! More ›

What future do we want?

By Mathis Wackernagel The radical slowdown of the global economy, due to humanity’s efforts to slow down the spread of...   More ›

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