Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We contiunuously put pressure on the planet resources -plant-based and fiber products, livestock and fish products, timber, forest products, space and land, water resources, fossils , etc.- and generate more and more waste of all types. Except for the inverted trend seen last year, when Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 22nd and, mainly due to COVID-19, this date has come earlier and earlier every year; Approx. a month earlier every decade since its first manifestation in 1970s, which is now equivalent to about 1.7 planets worth of resources and ecological services!
This year, the Earth Overshoot Day (organised by the Global Footprint Network) unveils the new initiative “100 Days of Possibility”. From 29 July up to the Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, 100DaysofPossibility.org will reveal every day one of the many solutions that exist today to reverse overshoot and support biological regeneration. Examples that #MoveTheDate include: food waste reduction, refrigerants management, short-chain food systems, smart energy, low-carbon cement, municipal footprint-driven development strategies, low-impact ecotourism, etc.
Global Footprint Nework is trying to collect as many existing solutions as possible and, should you be interested in providing or supporting a certain solution, that can done by filling this simple nonprofit solution application.
Explore more at: https://www.overshootday.org/100-days-of-possibility/