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Earth Overshoot Day is approaching

Earth Overshoot Day is the date when human demand and use of ecological resources exceeds what earth can regenerate in that year. It is a date that the Global Footprint Network calculates as the number of days earth’s biocapacity can provide for humanity’s ecological footprint. And it is a date which is earlier each year. This year, Earth Overshoot Day lands on August 22 – in five days’ time. The history of Earth Overshoot Day The first Earth Overshoot Day ...
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Over consumption – your ecological footprint

Most are aware of the alarming statistics: the richest 20% of the world’s population account for 85% of global consumption, and so on. What it comes down to is that we in the developed world are consuming too much. This ranges from energy, to cars, to small things like meat and paper. Do you know how destructive your lifestyle is? Try Global Footprint Network’s online calculator to work out how much land area it takes to support your way of ...
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