Saturday 22 August is Earth Overshoot Day. The day by which the world used up a whole year's worth of natural resources and food. With still four months to go to the end of the year, we are already in the red. And unfortunately, this day arrives earlier in the year each time. For example, in 2000 Earth Overshoot Day was on 23 September. Now, 20 years later, it’s a month earlier.
This is how Zwitserleven reduces its ecological footprint
So it is important that we come together and all reduce our ecological footprints. Zwitserleven is taking action in this area by planting trees and making sustainable investments . This is how we encourage the companies we invest in to be more resource-efficient. If they don't succeed, we simply do not invest in them. We are also trying to move Earth Overshoot Day to later in the year by planting 2,000 trees . In Uganda and the Dutch province of Limburg this is funded from the money from small expired pensions.
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This article is published on 20 August 2020