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We’ve already used up a year’s worth of the Earth’s resources in just 8 months

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 19, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 18, 2015


We all know about Earth Day and Arbor Day, with their focus on renewable resources and an appreciation for our great planet, but have you heard of Overshoot Day? The Global Footprint Network has been tracking humans’ overall impact and has named the -




 

 

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We all know about Earth Day and Arbor Day, with their focus on renewable resources and an appreciation for our great planet, but have you heard of Overshoot Day? The Global Footprint Network tracks humans’ overall global resource consumption, and they recently named the day when we surpassed the sustainable limit of resources for the year, which is known as Overshoot Day. This year marks the earliest date yet: August 13th – six days earlier than 2014, which means that everything we consume for the rest of the year goes beyond what the planet can sustain.

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