This article was published on: 07/24/18 7:18 PM
Earth Overshoot Day is August 1 — the day in 2018 when we have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year.
Currently, we are using 1.7 Earths. Human-led activities, including overfishing, deforestation, burning fossil fuels, are causing us to emit more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ecosystems can absorb. We must take actions to tread more lightly and protect life on Earth.
To mark Earth Overshoot Day, EDN’s President, Kathleen Rogers will participate in the #MoveTheDate Livestream on Facebook and YouTube, along with Christiana Figueres, former climate chief of the UN; Erik Solheim, executive director of the UN Environment Programme; David Levine, CEO, American Sustainable Business Council; Carter Roberts, CEO, World Wildlife Fund US; Terry A’Hearn, CEO, Scottish Environment Protection Agency; Nicolas Hulot, French minister of ecological transition.