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Consuming Our Year's Resources 133 Days Too Soon This Year


According to the Global Footprint Network and WWF''s Living Planet Report,today is Earth Overshoot Day. That means the seven billion people on Earth have consumed the globe''s renewable resources for the year.

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New Science: Time to Step Away from the Ecological Footprint?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Kareiva and his coauthors argue that the most widely cited measure of global and national sustainability — the Ecological Footprint — has serious conceptual and scientific flaws that render it almost unusable for scientists, policymakers, resource managers and investors.

Aprés COP 18: Will Qatar Rebound with Solar?

Green Prophet

With free water and electricity, and the world’s largest carbon footprint, is Qatar’s new stance on solar a bona fide shift towards fossil fuel alternatives or are they simply catching the latest fashion?

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How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It: A Ten-Point Plan

Green (Living) Review

We know this because Global Footprint Network, which methodically tracks the relevant data, informs us that humanity is now using 1.5 We can temporarily use resources faster than Earth regenerates them only by borrowing from the future productivity of the planet, leaving less for our descendants. The human economy is currently too big to be sustainable.

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10 Solutions for Natural Resource Depletion


According to Global Footprint Network, we used a year’s worth of resources in seven months in 2018. We need to act now to protect our planet for ourselves and future generations. As the human population increases and economies.

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Catching CO2 the Saudi Way?

Green Prophet

While this new technology is largely new, in Germany it has been used successfully to reduce harmful GHG from entering the atmosphere and furthering climate change destruction across the planet. Saudi Arabia has a lofty goal of storing CO2 by increasing oil recovery and reducing waste. .

2012 87

What's the Economy for, Anyway? (film chapters)

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a Boston Review article on work-life balance by Jody Heymann The Project on Global Working Families Seattle Quality of Life Group "The way we''re working isn''t working" TEDTalk by Tony Schwartz Act Four - Health “How does the United States Compare?”

Moving Beyond GDP

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Among the indicators mentioned was the Ecological Footprint , marking an important milestone for incorporation of the Footprint and ecological limits into policy-making at the highest levels.

2009 52

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly than Expected in 2011

Green Blog

The global economy grew 3.8 The global economy expanded by an average of 4 percent each year in the decade leading up to the 2008 slowdown and the 2009 contraction. Developing Asia was responsible for 25 percent of global economic output in 2011. percent in 2011, a drop from 5.2

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Online Resources for Low-Carbon Energy and Development

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There are a few specialized building-specific tools not covered by the directories: Carbon Footprinting Tools for Individuals, Communities and Companies CoolClimate Household Carbon Footprint Calculator – This calculator enables individuals or households in the U.S.

Is Population a Problem?

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But recently, we’ve seen disparate views emerge as to how this population growth will affect the planet. After all, he writes , “virtually all of the extra 2 billion or so people expected on this planet in the coming 40 years will be in the poor half of the world.”

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Creating the future we want

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Advances in science and technology are creating new economic opportunities and producing sustainable solutions, while expanded public access to global data and information is helping to shape business and government policies. The 2010 “Global Governance Report for 2025,” prepared by the U.S.

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Training manuals and education resources on sustainability

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Through the Ecological Footprint framework, educators learn how to help students understand cumulative environmental impacts. Redefining Progress developed the Ecological Footprint Teacher’s Manual to make this curriculum available for self-paced training. Ecological Footprint Teacher’s Manual Click on a link to open a PDF that includes the instructions and handouts for the section. Teachers submitted online evaluation forms after using the Footprint in the curriculum.

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To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

president will face a nation in economic chaos, a people suffering from deepening political divisions, and a planet in desperate need of leadership on a whole host of extremely critical issues. We recently called upon the smartest, most interesting people we know to answer the following question: In 100 words or less, what should the next president do in his first 100 days to address the planet's most pressing problems? A binding global agreement is critical.

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