Switzerland’s Overshoot Day
Switzerland’s Overshoot Day is held on May 11. Date for 2021. This event in the second decade of the month may is annual.
If everybody around the world lived like Switzerland’s residents, today would be Earth Overshoot Day, according to the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts published by the Footprint Data Foundation, York University, and Global Footprint Network.
From this date onwards, Switzerland will be living on credit at the expense of future generations. If the world’s population had the same lifestyle as Swiss citizens, the resources of three planets would be necessary to ensure its existence.
Ultimately, it will come down to a simple question: Can we act fast enough to effectively design a future where we can thrive in balance with the regenerative budget of nature?
Similar holidays and events
Thai Buffalo Conservation Day on May 14 (Adopted 7 March 2017);
Energy Conservation Week in Ontario, Canada on May 15 (is about the power of collective action);