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28 July 2017

In 5 days: Earth Overshoot Day

August 2nd 2017. This date is barely 2/3 of the way through the year, yet it happens to be the date by which we have consumed more from nature than the planet can renew in the entire year. At CEEweb, we have again become proud partners of the Earth Overshoot Day campaign to #movethedate.

Small changes can be as influential as large ones. This is why we are making our own pledges to reduce waste, recycle, be vegetarian, save water and live more sustainably. All of this helps against the issues that torment our planet.  Check out our video from last year which explains the campaign:

But why are we doing this? Our planet is changing. Rising sea levels, deforestation, and dwindling biodiversity are all issues that have increased in prevalence over the past 50 years. On an international scale, pledges have been made to monitor and control these issues, such as the Paris Climate Accord hoping to keep global warming below the 2⁰C threshold. Ensuring that pressure is placed on governments to achieve this is paramount. Pledges on a local scale are just as important. If we all do our bit, we can aim to push Earth Overshoot Day back by 5 days a year, meaning we would be using just one planet’s resources by 2050. There’s a plethora of ways that you can alter your lifestyle to improve the planet. Struggling for inspiration? Check out the pledges that we have been making on our Facebook page for some ideas and join us!