Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) is a very important date for sustainability. Every year, the Global Footprint Network calculates the date when our demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can naturally regenerate for us, in turn measuring humanity’s cumulative ecological footprint. The realistic goal is to have our EOD fall as late in the year as possible while still meeting our societal and economic needs. This is easier said than done, as the EOD for the United States this year is said to fall on an alarmingly early date of March 13th. Fortunately, solutions such as smart city planning, reducing demand for energy, and increasing our biocapacity reserve will help push EOD back, ensuring a more sustainable future for our planet and future generations. To learn more about how you can help #MoveTheDate, visit the Earth Overshoot Day website.

Visit the Earth Overshoot Day website.