In 2017, Earth Overshoot Day is August 2nd

| August 2, 2017 | Leave a Comment

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Image courtesy of the Global Footprint Network.

By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than the planet can renew in the whole year.

Earth Overshoot Day marks the day we have used more from nature than the planet can renew over the course of a whole year. It is a comparison of our global ecological footprint to the Earth’s biocapacity. Over the years, Earth Overshoot Day has been occurring earlier and earlier, and in 2017 it falls on August 2nd.

You can learn more about Earth Overshoot Day at overshootday.org, including how it is calculated, when your personal Overshoot Day is, and how you can #movethedate.

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