Report Looks At Earth's Resources, Human Consumption

Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:25pm
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:35pm

As consumers, we consume — and sometimes that translates to buying a lot of items or using more water or energy than we really need.

And that’s a big part of the reason Earth Overshoot Day arrived so early this year on Aug. 2. The information is compiled and released by the Global Footprint Network, which measures our annual demand on nature outpaces what the Earth can regenerate.

To learn more, we spoke with Global Footprint Network CEO Mathis Wackernagel.

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