UK Earth Overshoot Day
Today is the UK’s Earth Overshoot Day.
Earth Overshoot Day is the day when we consume the total resources available to us sustainably. Resources used sustainably can be replenished each year but as you’ll see we are over-exceeding that quite dramatically.
Calculating what day is Earth Overshoot Day is done by dividing the Earth’s biological capacity by humanity’s ecological footprint and the multiplying by 365 for the number of days in the year. We can also work that out for individual countries, regions, and even the lifestyle we have as individuals.