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Happy Earth Day! Let's make ecological limits central to decision-making. http://bit.ly/1jvJwGk
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The #Philippines' Climate Change Commissioner, Nadarev Saño– Global Footprint Network’s partner and advocate– speaks in Showtime’s +Years of Living Dangerously series about humanity’s impact on #climatechange:
Where To Watch the Showtime series about climate change, "Years of Living Dangerously." Watch behind the scenes videos, and exclusive excerpts here.
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Global Footprint Network is hiring a Communications Director. This is a brand new opportunity to provide creativity and leadership in developing and implementing strategic communications plans for the entire organization.
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The #EcologicalFootprint and #CarbonFootprint are terms as familiar as “Googling” and “selfie.”

Laura Jane Martin reflects on the popularity of the Footprint metaphor on +Scientific American's Guest Blog:
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Human-induced #climatechange puts the well-being of people of all nations at risk.

Check out the American Association for the Advancement of Science (+AAAS)’s straightforward global warming report aimed to communicate what scientific professionals know: that human-caused climate change is happening; we’re at risk of pushing our climate system toward abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes; and the sooner we act, the lower the cost and risk:
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New Global Footprint Network data show that high-income countries’ average demands on nature dropped sharply at the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008: http://bit.ly/1eW7Bdm
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We're seeking a creative leader for our new Communications Director position who can develop and implement strategic communications plans for the entire organization.
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Sign up for Global Footprint Network's #EcologicalFootprint training, May 12-14:
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The #Mediterranean region is accruing mounting ecological debt. From 1961 to 2008, demand for renewable ecological resources and services in the region grew by 52%, while their availability in the region decreased by 16%.

Global Footprint Network researchers explore the links between the Mediterranean region’s ecological and economic crises in a new Resources journal paper: http://bit.ly/1dL7m4r
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Do you want to learn how to calculate the #EcologicalFootprint of cities, nations and regions? Are you interested in understanding the methodological basis of the Ecological Footprint, and how it relates to economic competitiveness and human well-being?

Global Footprint Network is offering a hands-on Ecological Footprint training course May 12-14 in Oakland, California.
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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.