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2020 Earth Overshoot Day has been calculated

I first came across the concept of Earth Overshoot Day in October 2019, when I was doing research for my ecological footprint post. It was both fascinating and terrifying. I was fascinated by the idea and impressed that someone came up with it and managed to calculate it. But it was terrifying to see how… Continue reading 2020 Earth Overshoot Day has been calculated

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The best goal for 2020 is to try and #MoveTheDate

I’ve written about the Earth Overshoot Day in the past and about the ecological footprint each of us has. I’ve written about all the ways we could lower our impact on the environment. Here’s the cruel truth: In 2019 Earth Overshoot Day was July 29. On July 30 we started to use resources Earth cannot… Continue reading The best goal for 2020 is to try and #MoveTheDate

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What’s your ecological footprint?

Earlier this year, I learned there was something called Earth Overshoot Day. It marks the date when humanity’s demand for resources (food, energy sources, trees, etc.) and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2019, Earth Overshoot Day fell on July 29. This means that on July 30… Continue reading What’s your ecological footprint?