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Happy #4thofjuly to the United States of America. In 10 days the U.S. will go into #ecological deficit. Join Global Footprint Network, Triple Pundit​, Earth Economics​, and Risky Business to discuss the Ecological Footprint of the 50 United States on July 14, 9am PST at #USAfootprint: http://buff.ly/1UkAmCn.
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Join Global Footprint Network, Triple Pundit, Earth Economics, and the Risky Business Project for a TWITTER CHAT on July 14th, which marks the day the United States has busted its annual ‪#‎ecological‬ budget, utilizing more resources and services than the nation’s ecosystems can regenerate within the full year.

For information to participate: http://bit.ly/1JwxwUO.
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Join Global Footprint Network at Impact Hub Bay Area tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30th to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals with representatives from Water For People and The Hunger Project. REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/1dsTD2K.
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Today marks the ecological deficit day for #Germany. The nation’s demand for food, timber and carbon dioxide absorption now exceeds what the nation’s ecosystems can renew over the full year*. When a nation like Germany is in ecological deficit it meets demand by importing, liquidating its own ecological assets and/or using the global commons by emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. See how much nature Germany has and how much they use in this figure.

*Based on latest data from 2015 National Footprint Accounts
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Read how Pope Francis is taking on climate change, find out about Earth Overshoot Day 2015 and see BBC's coverage of the Ecological Footprint in our June newsletter: bit.ly/footprintjun15.
Pope Francis is taking on climate change. The encyclical from Pope Francis this week marks yet another significant milestone in our planet's march toward a global climate change agreement in Paris this December. The fact that the leader to more than 1 billion Catholics—roughly 14 percent of the ...
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Decoupling GDP growth from CO2e emissions is possible, see Sweden's example in this article from the World Bank​: http://bit.ly/1I9wOtb.
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Our vision is that all people of the Earth live well and within the means of nature. We are delighted when this vision is shared by others and honored when we meet individuals equally passionate about #sustainability. Meet Freddy Ehlers, #Ecuador's Minister of Buen Vivir, who leads a unique program promoting harmony among people and nature in our Q&A blog: http://bit.ly/1dAjIwU.
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He is part of a Government which promotes oil drilling and mining in National Parks. Indigenous people have been harassed and the environment degraded. I wont take him as good example of sustainability. Please GFN take in account all the facts before state  that someone is a good  example of sustainability. He can not stand up for what he claims. Keywords: Yasuni, Intag, Condor-Mirador (Ecuador)
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Today marks the ecological deficit day for #India. The nation’s demand for food, timber and carbon dioxide absorption now exceeds what the nation’s ecosystems can renew over the full year*.

When a nation like India is in ecological deficit it meets demand by importing, liquidating its own ecological assets and/or using the global commons by emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. See how much nature India has and how much they use in this figure.

*Based on latest data from 2015 National Footprint Accounts
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Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Global Footprint Network President, just spoke on a panel at the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference in Guiyang, China about green growth opportunities in Asia.

Last year, Susan Burns, Global Footprint Network CEO, spoke on a finance panel at this same conference. Read about the similarities between Switzerland and China and their efforts to preserve their natural environments: bit.ly/1ro9kJY.
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BBC News​ featured Global Footprint Network in their Magazine article "How many Earths do we need?" bbc.in/1GccLsX
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on the radio to break down our statistic: if we all lived like Americans we would need 4 planets. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02sytll
Global Footprint We are often told that we consume so much that we need one and a half planets. It comes from the Global Footprint Network a think-tank that has pioneered ecological foot-printing but what does that number even mean, and is it helpful?Chocolate Makes you Thinner We tell the story behind the chocolate experiment designed to deliberately fool the press. Concerned about the amount of pseudo-science surrounding diet and nutrition, Joh...
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Today marks the ecological deficit day for #Portugal. The nation’s demand for food, timber and carbon dioxide absorption now exceeds what the nation’s ecosystems can renew over the full year*.

When a nation like Portugal is in ecological deficit it meets demand by importing, liquidating its own ecological assets (such as overfishing) and/or using the global commons by emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

See how much nature Portugal has and how much they use in this figure.

*Based on latest data from 2015 National Footprint Accounts
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Check out these amazing ‪#‎wildlife‬ photos from cameras staged in the Serengeti region of northern Tanzania. +PBS 
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/ecologists-capture-selfies-serengeti/
Researchers set up 225 cameras across more than 400 square miles of the Serengeti region in northern Tanzania. The cameras capture it all — monkey selfies, hippo rear ends, birds attempting to eat the camera and a gazelle posing for a family portrait. Once the photos are uploaded, citizen scientists help identify the creatures.
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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.