Germany’s Overshoot Day

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Today is Germany’s Overshoot Day. We at Halian wanted to highlight this to make sure everyone is aware of how their personal footprint contributes to global overshoot and has the knowledge to make impactful change. 

What is ‘Overshoot Day’? 

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. Countries’ overshoot dates are calculated with Global Footprint Network’s National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts, which are updated annually. 

How Can We Move the Date?

Effective and affordable solutions to #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day already exists in abundance. To accelerate their implementation in the real world we need to share knowledge of what works so we can explore steps to create a sustainable future.  

Some current choices we have to support include:

  1. Reduce food waste
  2. Protect and preserve wild spaces
  3. Consider how cities are designed and managed
  4. Utilise renewable energy resources
  5. Increase your plant-based diet
  6. Travel with eco-sensibility
  7. Nurture nature
  8. Start conversations and share knowledge
  9. Commute carbon free
  10. Shop sustainably and streamline your wardrobe

How is Halian Contributing?

The carbon footprint makes up 57% of humanity’s ecological footprint. This is where Halian is striving to make a difference. Halian’s ambition is to become the first CO2 neutral recruitment company in the market. We want to use our influence and network to make a contribution to the fight against climate change.

We are active members of the ‘Leaders for Climate Action’ association to support in reducing our carbon footprint further. We are working sustainably in our forward-thinking specialist areas to implement changes swiftly and efficiently. With the assistance of ‘Leaders for Climate Action’ and our Climate Officer, we are measuring our footprint, continuously reducing and compensating for the rest.

This ambition shapes our ethical, corporate culture and encourages our employees, candidates and clients to think and act in a climate-friendly way.