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Ecobytes: What difference do electric vehicles truly make?

This blog post is part of the Ecobytes series, where we explore interesting topics from Ecological Footprint and biocapacity data conducted and authored by our wonderful interns. This week, Meghan Pletsch dives into data on electric vehicles. Meghan is a... Read More

Ecobytes: Beef and Brazil’s declining biocapacity

This blog post is part of the Ecobytes series, where we explore interesting topics from Ecological Footprint and biocapacity data conducted and authored by our wonderful interns. This week, Camille Kawawa-Beaudan dives into data on Brazilian beef. Camille, a recent... Read More

Forget about Climate Commitments…

By Mathis Wackernagel, Global Footprint Network In the third installment of our ongoing series “Three Decades & Counting: Insights from successes and failures in 30+ years of communicating about sustainability,” Mathis Wackernagel  discusses the importance of  making human wellbeing and... Read More

From "free-riding" to having "skin in the game"

by Mathis Wackernagel, Co-Founder and President In the second installment of our ongoing series “Three Decades & Counting: Insights from successes and failures in 30+ years of communicating about sustainability,” Mathis Wackernagel explores the perceptions and misperceptions of climate action... Read More

72%

72% of the world population live in countries faced with a precarious situation. These countries both (1) run a biological resource deficit (where demand for biological resources exceeds regeneration) and (2) generate less than world-average income, limiting their ability to... Read More

Engaging audiences for sustainability action

Learning from our Successes and Failures – and from YOU! by Mathis Wackernagel, Co-Founder and President There is ever more indication that the current narratives around sustainability, climate, and resource use have not succeeded in winning people’s hearts and minds.... Read More

Highlights from 2020

We had no idea what 2020 had in store for the world when we kicked off the year with a clear intent: amplifying our impact through the new decade. Given all the challenges of the year, we are pleased with... Read More

Bright spots from 2020

In a year seemingly filled with more darkness than light—global pandemic, fires, social injustices, hurricanes, to name a few—we’re highlighting “bright spots” that didn’t make mainstream. We want all to thrive and be prosperous on our one planet, so we’re... Read More