This week I would like to talk to you about our ecological footprint and how we can reduce it. The reason why I am writing about this now is because of what happened a few days ago. Do you have any idea what was so special about August 8th, 2016? No? Then let me tell you. On this year’s August 8th we ‘celebrated’ our Earth’s Overshoot Day. Now what is an overshoot day?
Every year we have an environmental budget, meaning the amount of natural resources our Earth can produce in one year. The day that we exceed that budget is called the overshoot day. Ideally it should be later than December 31st, but unfortunately we hit that mark already on August 8th this year, according to data from the Global Footprint Network. To give you an idea, last year Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 13th, in 2014 it was August 19th, in 2000 it was October 1st. To state the obv…..