Earth Overshoot Day
What is Earth Overshoot Day?
Earth Overshoot Day is the date that human demand for ecological resources and services have surpassed what the Earth can regenerate in a year. According to the Global Footprint Network, July 29 was the Earth Overshoot Day for 2019. July 29 is the earliest Earth Overshoot Day since ecological overshoot started in the early 1970s. This follows a 30-year trend that has steadily pushed overshoot days earlier and it means we’re using nature’s resources 1.75 times faster than the Earth can regenerate which means whatever resource we use for the next 4 months, we are in debt to the Earth.
What can we do to push forward Overshoot day? It's something that each one of us should think of and take action.