Overshoot

Three Visualizations of Footprint Trends, 1961-2014

We used the Google data platform to create visualizations of three trends from our new National Footprint Accounts 2018 Edition, which launched Monday, April 9, in Europe and will launch Monday, April 16, in the United States. In the first... Read More

Has humanity’s Ecological Footprint reached its peak?

Humanity’s total Ecological Footprint—a measure of global demand for natural resources—remained virtually constant in 2014 compared to 2013, according to new data released by Global Footprint Network today at an event at Oxford University. In another positive sign, the global... Read More

Expanding Our Calculator’s Footprint

Our biggest feat this year was launching a new mobile-friendly Footprint Calculator just in time for Earth Overshoot Day, which allows users to calculate their Footprint and their personal Overshoot Day. We were blown away by the number of users... Read More

Earth Overshoot Day 2013, around the world

As of this week, we are in overshoot. Humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for the year. August 20 was Earth Overshoot Day 2013, the approximate date humanity’s ecological resource consumption exceeded what Earth can renew this year. A mere 34... Read More