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Anna Celeste Watson says:
Today is Earth Overshoot Day (20th August 2013)


Category: Climate Change, Energy Efficiency
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According to the charity WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature), last year in 2012, we demanded more natural resources in eight months than what it takes the earth 12 months to produce.

For the rest of the year, we lived on resources borrowed from future generations. Falling on August 22nd in 2012, this year ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ has come 2 days earlier than last year, TODAY 20th August 2013. In fact, since 2001, Overshoot Day has moved ahead by an average of 3 days per year.

On a finite planet, we need to change the way we think about everything, but especially about where and how we live, work and travel, along with what and how much we consume. In short, we need to find ways to do more with less.

How BIG is YOUR Environmental Footprint?
Our lifestyle choices make up our environmental footprint. Measuring yours takes less than 5 minutes and could change the way you live: http://footprint.wwf.org.uk

WWF’s Earth Overshoot Day website is also filled with ideas on ways you can help to create a greener world including by buying environmentally-friendly products, reducing your carbon footprint and to better prepare for climate change. Visit the website on: http://worldwildlife.org/pages/overshoot-day

And of course our Dorset Energized site is also jam packed with top tips to help you be more energy efficient, invest in renewable energy and generally lead a more sustainable life.

Please share any other ideas you have and let us know what small steps you are taking today to reduce your personal impact on our earth’s precious resources.


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  • Anna Celeste Watson comments:
    "Hi Chris, we know it can seem like things are a mess in the world, but please take heart – there are a LOT of good people doing good things and we truly believe that every little positive step we take as individuals can make a difference – all big global change starts with small changes by a small number of people. This very website is filled with ideas to help people make positive changes to reduce their impact on our environment while still benefiting ourselves – whether by saving money on our energy bills now, as a financial investment for the longer term, or even just to make you feel good that you are at least “doing something”! "
    August 21, 2013 a 1:36 pm

  • Chris comments:
    "Today will pass by as have so many days with our mind on ourselves and our little expensive freedoms and liberties, pains and shortages. And tomorrow will come and pass the same way. And it hurts so much to see that we dont understand life, even in the 21. technological, super dooper, advanced face lift century. With all egoistic force to make this world a better place we are only creating more and more uncomfortable comfort. Tomorrow never comes… "
    August 20, 2013 a 9:40 pm


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