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Earth #Overshoot Day 2015 lands on August 13. In less than 8 months, humanity's annual demand on nature will exceed what Earth can renew this year.

Stay tuned as we approach Earth #Overshoot Day!
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You can’t manage what you can’t measure.

#EcologicalFootprint accounting can help cities, states and nations measure their natural capital surplus or deficit, identify key challenges and opportunities, and forecast the impact of different policies. Our Net Present Value Plus (NPV+) tool can help government agencies at all levels manage their capital investments in a fiscally responsible and sustainable way.

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/npv1
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The #EcologicalFootprint of the #Mediterranean area increased over 200% from 1961-2010. Learn how this ecological debt affects the Mediterranean in this article from Materia Rinnovabile​: bit.ly/1THHqrd.
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Rank the 50 states and DC by Ecological Footprint, biocapacity, population, GDP and more in our table to see how your state compares to others. #USAfootprint http://buff.ly/1dZvCAv
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What are the best ways for our states to reduce their #EcologicalFootprints? We see three areas of opportunity: cities, energy, food. #USAfootprint
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How much is nature worth in #Washington?

An analysis by Earth Economics of outdoor recreation found there were about 446 million participant days a year spent on outdoor recreation in the state, resulting in $21.6 billion dollars in annual expenditures and 200,000 jobs. This analysis encouraged legislators to vote for new funding to prevent park closures as many other states shut down parks during this time. #USAfootprint http://buff.ly/1L7Meox
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Global Footprint Network​ and Do the Green Thing​ invite you to photograph, illustrate or design artwork for this year's upcoming Earth #Overshoot Day. http://dothegreenthing.com/blog/creativity-against-consumption-for-earth-overshoot-day/
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Here is a recap of our Twitter chat on the USA Footprint report, in case you missed it! #USAfootprint

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/blog/state_of_the_states_twitter_chat
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Climate change also puts ecological constraints at risk. In #Texas, temperature increases will likely reduce crop yields, especially for cotton, the state's largest crop. #USAfootprint
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What is the TRUE value of the #Mississippi River Delta?

The most comprehensive economic valuation of the Delta to date is estimated between $330 billion and $1.3 trillion in benefits, which includes hurricane and flood protection, water supply, recreation and fisheries. The Army Corps of Engineers recognized the benefit of wetlands in mitigating flooding and storm surge and shifted $500 million toward restoration. Earth Economics #USAfootprint
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#Maryland: With the support of Gov. O'Malley, Global Footprint Network pioneered a new way of making capital investment decisions with our Net Present Value Plus (NPV+) tool. It uses a range of scenarios (i.e. future fuel prices and internalized environmental and social factors) to evaluate which projects provide the best total return on investment. #USAfootprint
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Advancing the Science of Sustainability
Introduction
Humans are the most successful species on the planet. But we are using more resources than the Earth can provide. We are in global ecological overshoot.

In 2003, Global Footprint Network, a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, was established to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of one planet.

An essential step in creating a one-planet future is measuring human impact on the Earth so we can make more informed choices.

That is why our work aims to accelerate the use of the Ecological Footprint — a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, how much we use, and who uses what.

The Ecological Footprint is a data-driven metric that tells us how close we are to the goal of sustainable living. Footprint accounts work like bank statements, documenting whether we are living within our ecological budget or consuming nature’s resources faster than the planet can renew them.

Our efforts are fueled by a future vision in which human demand on nature is monitored as closely as the stock market. A time when designers are shaping products, buildings, and cities that have one-planet Footprints. A world where all humans prosper and development succeeds because we are finally recognizing ecological constraints and using innovation to advance more than just the economic bottom line.

Making this vision a reality is our work. We provide the scientific data necessary to drive large-scale, social change.

Together with hundreds of individuals, 200 cities, 23 nations, leading business, scientists, NGO’s, academics and our 90-plus global Partners — spanning six continents — we are advancing the impact of the Footprint in the world, applying it to practical projects and sparking a global dialogue about a one-planet future and how we can facilitate change.

Join us.