The Earth Overshoot Day is the calculated calendar date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. A country’s overshoot day is the date on which Earth Overshoot Day would fall if all of humanity consumed like the people in this country. This year “Earth Overshoot Day USA” falls on March 14th, which is right before a worldwide youth Climate Strike and the spring equinox, a critical day for Earth celebrations since time immemorial.
TOOLKIT FOR POST-GROWTH FUTURES
Contribute to a crowdsourced intellectual reinvention toolkit, a collection of radical strategies, concepts and stories for the stimulation of new perspectives, practices, value systems and socio-political alternatives to the ongoing environmental breakdown. This open-source initiative aims to collect and popularize concepts and narratives for awareness, preparedness and reskilling for a near future defined by fossil-fuel decline, decreasing economic growth and climate change. It puts particular emphasis on collective intellectual preparation, regeneration and seeding from the complementary fields of art, critical theory, speculative fiction and indigenous knowledges.
Earth Overshoot Day USA, is a public event organized by the art collective Disnovation.org together with Geoffrey C. Bowker, Seanna Rose O’Leary and the Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine. Video documentation by Yubo Dong. Numerous, scholars, writers, activists and artists have informed this project, and their work will progressively be made accessible on Earth-Overshoot-Day.org