Ways to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

Reducing your ecological footprint is one of the most important things that you should focus on because not only can you extend the Earth Overshoot Day, you can also make a healthier lifestyle for yourself and the other people in your area. 

According to 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.”

There are many simple ways to help the environment such as:

  1. Use more glass instead of disposable plastics
  2. Reduce the use of plastic straw
  3. Reduce your use of nonrenewable energy by switching to solar energy
  4. Eat less processed food and support your local farms
  5. Try to buy more zero-waste products
  6. Recycle as much as possible
  7. Walk, bike, use public transport, or carpool more often to reduce the amount of air and ocean production
  8. Don’t use too much water because the clean, drinkable amount of it is limited
  9. Use cruelty-free and sustainable brands

The Global Footprint Network provides a calculator to show the Earth Overshoot Day if everyone on the planet lived like you, and it shows you how much you can really change about your daily life to improve the environment. Make sure to show nature how you can help!