4.1 Earth Day

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.

EOD is calculated by dividing the world bio capacity (the amount of natural resources generated by Earth that year), by the world ecological footprint (humanity’s consumption of Earth’s natural resources for that year), and multiplying by 365, the number of days in a year.

We simply use too many resources. Single use items, clothes, furnitures, gadgets ets.

Did you know that about one trillion single-use plastic bags are used annually across the globe. That’s nearly 2 million every minute. And the world uses 500 billion plastic cups every year. And around the world, people litter more than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts every year. And and and.

We’re the generations of over consumption. We buy and throw out.

Source: https://www.overshootday.org/, https://www.earthday.org/.

 

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