01.08.2018

Earth Overshoot Day 2018


August 1st is this year's Earth Overshoot Day. #movethedate 

This day marks the date when we (all of humanity) have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year. Currently, we are using 1.7 Earths. We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ecosystems can absorb.

The current trend is not our destiny. The past does not necessarily determine our future. Our current choices do. Through wise, forward-looking decisions, we can turn around natural resource consumption trends while improving the quality of life for all people. While our planet is finite, human possibilities are not. The transformation to a sustainable, carbon-neutral world will succeed if we apply humanity’s greatest strengths: foresight, innovation, and care for each other. The good news is that this transformation is not only technologically possible, it is also economically beneficial and our best chance for a prosperous future.

How we power ourselves (fossil fuels versus renewables) currently makes up the biggest share of our overall Footprint. That's why "Renewables make sense... Energize your future!" is our slogan!

Learn more about Earth Overshoot Day

For detailed information on the master's program Renewable Energy Systems, please visit newenergy.tuwien.ac.at

Next Online Info Session: August 07, 2018 6 pm (please register at newenergy(at)tuwien.ac.at)

Next program start: November 15, 2018

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