Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Earth Overshoot Day - How did you do?

We're using up resources faster than Earth can replenish them. And we're creating waste faster than Earth can deal with.

With our current habits, we'd need 1.7 Earths (which we don't have).

In other words, we used up Earth's 2017 capacity by today, 2 August.

Some nations are even more wasteful. This graphic shows what the Overshoot Day would be if everyone lived like people from that country.

Australia is the third most wasteful in the world, using up a year's resources by 12 March.

You can find out your own personal footprint. How many Earths would we need if everyone lived like you?

If you'd like to reduce it, consider taking one of the pledges.

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