Earth Overshoot Day: From this day on we’re using an unsustainable amount of the Earth’s resources;

Today marks Earth Overshoot Day – the day by which the human race will have used more of Earth’s natural resources than the planet can renew in the whole year. This means that after just 7 months we have used more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate in a year.

Through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester, humans are demanding more from the earth than it can produce.  Every natural resource that we use from this day – 2 August – onwards is effectively unsustainable in the long term.

Over the course of a year we use 170% of the world’s natural output. Although this seems like an unsurmountable challenge, reducing our natural output through Sustainable means it is worth pursuing in order to protect our planet and generations to come.

The Earth overshoot day has never fallen so early as 2017, last year it was the 8th of August and back in 2009 it was the 25th of September, it is clear that every year we are using more natural resources. It can be expected with a growing population but a large reason for the rise is down to actions by the Business World.

Currently, Carbon Emissions make up 60 per cent of humanity’s Ecological Footprint. If carbon emissions were cut in half, the date of Earth Overshoot Day would be pushed back by 89 days, or about three months.

Here at Wiles Greenworld, Green Office Suppliers London, we are passionate about cutting Carbon Emissions, through reducing the number of vehicles on the road with our free Recycling Scheme and our constant exploration of different low emission vehicles and systems.

We are proud to be able to use our passion and expertise to help your Eco-Friendly Office through our Green Consultancy Service. We can help your business reduce your emissions, comply to Environmental law and help you put Being Green at the forefront of your operations.

For more information on how our Consultancy and other services, please call our friendly customer service team at 020 8758 7700.Earth Image

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