Let’s move the date
As a part of our 2018 actions for saving our planet, 3 Step IT is challenging all of our employees to a three week campaign to #movethedate. With our campaign we hope to highlight the importance of individual actions in making a difference for our planet.
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. A country’s overshoot day is the date on which Earth Overshoot Day would fall if all of humanity consumed like the people in this country.
Last year the Earth Overhoot Day fell on August 2.
3 Step IT operating countries had theirs even earlier.
- Estonia 30.3.
- Singapore 2.4.
- Finland 3.4.
- Sweden 6.4.
- Denmark 12.4.
- Norway 18.4.
- United Kingdom 4.5.
- Malaysia 28.5.
This April we are challenging our employees to for example eat vegetarian, carpool and switch to bicycles and spread knowledge about environmental issues and solutions.
According to Global Footprint Network the most important factor in reducing our ecological footprint is carbon emissions. And key in reducing carbon are using more plant based food, reducing food waste and for example switching to more environmentally materials and material use. (Project Drawdown, 2017)
Earth Overshoot Day is hosted and calculated by Global Footprint Network, an international think tank that coordinates research, develops methodological standards and provides decision-makers with a menu of tools to help the human economy operate within Earth’s ecological limits. Their solution to moving the date is based on reducing the ecological footprint of individuals, cities and countries. The network identifies four key factors in ending overshoot: how we build and operate our cities, how we provide energy, how we feed ourselves, and how many we are.
Read more about Overshoot Day here >>>