Why you need to care about Earth Overshoot Day and how you can make a difference
5 everyday changes Canadians can make to push back Earth Overshoot Day in 2022
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 29, 2021 /CNW/ - Schneider Electric Canada, a leader in energy management and automation, is recommending five lifestyle changes Canadians can make this year to push back Earth Overshoot Day.
What is Earth Overshoot Day?
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when our collective demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2020, Earth Overshoot Day was on August 22. This year, it falls nearly a month earlier, on July 29.
COVID-19 and Earth Overshoot Day
The COVID-19 pandemic led to a reduction in the consumption of resources, including agriculture, energy, electricity, and oil and gas, and a drop in carbon emissions. With less commuting, imposed travel restrictions, and closures of restaurants and businesses, Canadians, like others around the world, consumed less. The pandemic caused humanity's ecological footprint to contract by three weeks, representing a 9.3 per cent reduction of humanity's ecological fotprint. Unfortunately, as restrictions lifted and businesses returned to normal, the progress made last year was reversed in 2021.
Everyday changes you can make
Small changes to everyday consumption can have a dramatic impact on our ability to hit earth overshoot targets. Canadians can consider implementing these five changes ahead of next year's Earth Overshoot Day:
Schneider Electric partners with The Global Footprint Network to raise awareness and advance our collective ability to address rising carbon emissions. For more information on Earth Overshoot Day, go to https://www.footprintnetwork.org/.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider's purpose is to?empower all to make the most of our energy and resources,?bridging progress and sustainability?for all. We call this?Life Is On.
Our mission is to be your?digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.
We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
We are the?most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared?Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered?values.
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