Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy "Earth Overshoot Day" ...

Happy "Earth Overshoot Day" - We've Consumed the Planet's Resources This Year Faster Than Ever!

We hear a lot about overconsumption, and how our resource-heavy lifestyles are depleting the earth's resources. But exact numbers—how much we're using and how quickly—are much harder to come by.

Enter the Global Footprint Network, which for the last few years has calculated out the point in the year at which the world's population has exceeded the resources available to sustain it: Earth Overshoot Day, and it's today.

Full article here.