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Overshoot Day was August 2, 2017

Touch the Soil News #770 (feature photo courtesy of NASA) Overshoot day, is the day that human populations begin consuming more resources that the Earth can sustain. For example, the water the world uses from August 2, 2017 to December 31, 2017 (the next 152 days) is in overdraft. Overdraft means that it is unsustainable and the amount of overdraft is not available for future generations. There are many global organizations that embrace the idea that we need to balance consumption with what is sustainable including the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, The ICLEI – a group of global cities and municipalities working together that includes most of the…

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