Earth Overshoot Day

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According to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric, humanity is currently using nature 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year and this year, it will be the earliest since the world went into ecological overshoot in the 1970s,

Earth Overshoot Day: Save the Date to Save the Planet

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Humanity is currently using nature 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric. Since the world went into ecological overshoot in the 1970s, D-day of August 1 this year will be the earliest.

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On August 1, humanity will have used nature's resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization. This date is called Earth Overshoot Day - the date when humanity's annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth's ecosystems can renew in that year. Earth Overshoot day is the earliest since 70’s, but there are alternatives to bring it back to track.

How Sustainability Initiatives Can #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day

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On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric. The Ecological Footprint adds up all of people’s competing demands for productive areas, including food, timber, fibers, carbon sequestration, and accommodation of infrastructure. Currently, carbon emissions make up 60 percent of humanity’s Ecological Footprint.

Schneider Electric devient partenaire du Global Footprint Network pour repousser la date du Jour du dépassement de la terre

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Le 2 août 2017, l’humanité a consommé toutes les ressources que la terre peut produire au cours d’une année. Ce jour arrive de plus en plus tôt chaque année. En d’autres termes, l’humanité consomme 1,7 fois plus que la Terre n’est capable de régénérer.

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Le 2 août 2017, l’humanité a consommé toutes les ressources que la terre peut produire au cours d’une année. Ce jour arrive de plus en plus tôt chaque année. En d’autres termes, l’humanité consomme 1,7 fois plus que la Terre n’est capable de régénérer.

Schneider Electric anuncia parceria com Global Footprint Network para mover a data do Dia de sobrecarga da Terra.

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  • Dia 2 de Agosto marca o dia de sobrecarga da Terra em 2017, a data mais precoce de todos os tempos, de acordo com a Global Footprint Network
  • Em outras palavras, a humanidade atualmente exige 1,7 vezes mais do que os ecossistemas terrestres podem regenerar-se.
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  • Dia 2 de Agosto marca o dia de sobrecarga da Terra em 2017, a data mais precoce de todos os tempos, de acordo com a Global Footprint Network
  • Em outras palavras, a humanidade atualmente exige 1,7 vezes mais do que os ecossistemas terrestres podem regenerar-se.

Schneider Electric se asocia con Global Footprint Network para mover la fecha del día mundial del sobregiro ecológico

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  • Este año la fecha del “Sobregiro Ecológico” ocurrió el 2 de agosto, la fecha más temprana en la historia humana.
  • En otras palabras, la humanidad está actualmente utilizando recursos 1.7 veces más rápido de lo que los ecosistemas del planeta los pueden regenerar.
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  • Este año la fecha del “Sobregiro Ecológico” ocurrió el 2 de agosto, la fecha más temprana en la historia humana.
  • En otras palabras, la humanidad está actualmente utilizando recursos 1.7 veces más rápido de lo que los ecosistemas del planeta los pueden regenerar.

Schneider Electric Partners with Global Footprint Network to #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day

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  • Earth Overshoot Day 2017 fell on August 2, the earliest date ever, according to Global Footprint Network
  • In other words, humanity currently demands 1.7 times more than Earth’s ecosystems can regenerate. 
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  • Earth Overshoot Day 2017 fell on August 2, the earliest date ever, according to Global Footprint Network
  • In other words, humanity currently demands 1.7 times more than Earth’s ecosystems can regenerate. 

Earth Overshoot Day: Living Large in a Crowded World

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of today, the year is done for planet Earth, she has given a year’s worth of natural resources.  It may seem counter-intuitive at first. Obviously, we aren’t done with 2017 yet. How can we take more than the Earth makes, for decades on end?

How a Scorecard Can #Movethedate

As of August 2, 2017, humanity has used up all the resources provided by Mother Nature for the whole 2017. And each year that day comes earlier. For more than 10 years, Schneider Electric has been committed to #MoveTheDate of #EarthOvershootDay
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The costs of global ecological overspending are becoming increasingly evident around the world, in the form of deforestation, drought, fresh-water scarcity, soil erosion, biodiversity loss, and the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But the trend can be reversed, if we moved Earth Overshoot Day back 4.5 days every year, we would return to using the resources of one planet by 2050.

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