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#Alaska has the greatest ecological reserve in the United States. However, it is evermore important that the state manage its resources carefully as it feels the effects from #climate change in the form of intense wildfires and a melting Arctic.

Find out more about the Ecological Footprint of the United States here: www.footprintnetwork.org/states.
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Artist Alexandre Dang is a Belgian #artist who delivers a message of sustainability in his playful installations of kinetic sculptures. He animates his work with solar power and wind power to celebrate #renewable energy as the key to our future.

Visit Art Works for Change​'s exhibition titled "Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint” to take a closer look at his work and find out how to support his cause. http://buff.ly/1JrkGHv
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Catholic leaders are working with activists to pressurize the government to drop coal and install solar via the Guardian​:
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/aug/18/catholic-church-renewable-energy-philippines?
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Read more about overfishing – one symptom of being in #overshoot – in this article from TakePart.com​.

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/08/20/humans-are-worst-predators-planet-and-science-just-proved-it
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Is your country an ecological creditor or debtor? Check out our interactive map to find out: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/ecological_footprint_nations/. #overshoot
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Le risorse della Terra per il 2015 sono finite. Ecco cosa dice +La Stampa  a proposito del Giorno del sovrasfruttamento #overshoot http://www.lastampa.it/2015/08/13/scienza/ambiente/focus/la-terra-da-domani-inizia-a-consumare-le-riserve-del-QpZtWNWczRYg8h2oqD02FL/pagina.html
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Foreste, fauna e terreno: si intaccherà il capitale naturale che dovrebbe servire per i prossimi anni
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Our partner organizations offer simple actions you can take to help end #overshoot. Check them out at http://buff.ly/1PogURe.
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What is Earth #Overshoot Day? Find out in this video from @Sustainability Illustrated.  https://youtu.be/XBHW3zlkY44
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Even though Earth #Overshoot Day was two weeks ago, it is still on our minds. Check out this recent piece from The Huffington Post Green​: http://buff.ly/1KSVh7z.
This is yet another wake-up call that sustainable global development hasn't taken root despite two decades of effort. Humanity currently needs 1.6 Earths to cover what we take from nature each year.
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If the Earth's resources were on a balance sheet, we'd already be in the red - article via Fast Company. http://buff.ly/1EJ2dlG #overshoot
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+Grist uses your caffeine addiction to explain our bad consumption habits. #overshoot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo7ncy6jMYg
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Global Footprint Network​ and Do the Green Thing​ are pleased to announce Sean Antonioli as the winner of the “Creativity Against Earth #Overshoot: Opportunities for Our Planet” competition. Find out more in this blog post: http://buff.ly/1L9To9i.
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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.