As it currently stands we need 1.6 Earths to support our demand on nature. Overshoot happens through overfishing, overharvesting, and over-emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Worryingly, a state of ecological overshoot is only possible for a limited time, before ecosystems begin to degrade or collapse. In other words, if we keep using nature’s resources and services like we are, we will all suffer a very sad fate.
Our everyday actions are gravely hurting the planet. In order to move the date, we are calling on everyone to take a look at just one aspect of their consumption – be it food, energy or transportation. If we can all reduce our consumption patterns, we will not just move this dooms-day date, but end it for good.