Earth Overshoot Day at Rahamim

Rahamim held a bell ringing ritual for Earth Overshoot Day on 29 July. We reflected on how our lives are impacting Earth and what we can do to move earth overshoot day back further.

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources (fish and forests, for instance) and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.

We keep growing this deficit by liquidating the Earth’s natural capital and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Andrew Simms originally conceived the concept of Earth Overshoot Day while working at the UK think tank New Economics Foundation.