Food for thought

  • Earth overshoot day

    Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. 

    Can you estimate of the date for Earth Overshoot Day 2020?

    The winner(s) will be featured on and Global Footprint Network’s social media!

    The deadline to submit your guess is May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity! The date of Earth Overshoot Day 2020 and the winner(s) of the Guess-the-Date Contest will be announced on June 5, World Environment Day.


    Thriving lives within the means of our planet are not out of reach. Plenty of solutions exist in five major areas
    for improving sustainability: cities, energy, food, planet, and population.


    Earth overshoot day