Earth Overshoot Day Is Aug 8, 2016
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On August 8, 2016, we will have used as much from nature as our planet can renew in the whole year.
We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester.
Thriving lives within the means of our planet is not out of our reach. In addition to the focus on transforming our energy systems as highlighted by the Paris Climate Agreement, we see three major areas of opportunity for improving sustainability: food, cities, and population.
GOOD NEWS FLASH: The world is on the cusp of positive change. In the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, now is the time to move into action! Join our campaign #pledgefortheplanet. Help create a future where planet and people thrive.