Earth Overshoot Day

I just read with interest about Earth Overshoot Day.  What’s that you wonder?  Shooting star going off-course?

It’s a date that marks when humanity exhausted nature’s budget for the year.  And if you read the article, this date is earlier each year.  Australia looks like it’s still doing well at the moment but looking at the trend, we need to do more to sustain our biocapacity.  If you click to explore the map at the end of the article, you’ll be able to see the ecological footprint and biocapacity per capita over time for Australia and other countries.

So let’s keep growing and swapping!  We’ll see you this Saturday 24th August!


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