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Earth Overshoot Day 2023

2 August, 2023,
Source: PlasticFree

Earth Overshoot Day lands on August 2nd, marking the point when humanity has used more natural resources than our planet can renew in the same year. 

Earth Overshoot Day is calculated by Global Footprint Network, an international research organisation, by dividing the amount of ecological resources Earth generates in a year by humanity’s demands for that year and multiplying it by 365.
Put simply, August 2nd marks the day when we have exhausted all of Earth’s resources. To continue our current consumption rates, we would need 1.8 earths, which means that we are borrowing from future generations.  
Despite the overwhelming thought, there is a silver lining here. Earth Overshoot Day is a call to action for creatives like you. Instead of taking from our future, we can apply the thousands of scalable solutions, daily intelligence on next-gen materials, circular design and the systems of tomorrow to #MoveTheDate
2 August 2023