On August 8, 2016, we will have used as much from nature as our planet can renew in the whole year.

We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester.


GOOD NEWS FLASH: The world is on the cusp of positive change. In the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, now is the time to move into action! Join our campaign #pledgefortheplanet. Play with us and help create a future where planet and people thrive … and win a GoPro camera in the process!


Pledge 1: Host a vegetarian dinner party


Pledge 2: Lower your household energy consumption


Pledge 3: Is your country an ecological creditor or debtor? Become a natural resource expert


Pledge 4: Pick a day to telecommute and share a work-from-home selfie


Pledge 5: Illustrate your commitment to tread lightly on the Earth


Pledge 6: Reduce your paper waste

Creating a Sustainable World

Click to explore projects to reduce the Ecological Footprint to create a future where people and planet thrive.


Calculate Your Footprint

Measure your Ecological Footprint and learn how you can reduce it.

Watch our Earth Overshoot Day Video