Anyone that knows me will know I have an obsession with running, like, a weird obsession. I go running in extreme heat, I go running when I'm hungover and I go running at 5am because I can't sleep. In September I'll be taking part in my second ever half marathon run. After a taster last year I've set myself a target time of 1 hour and 30 minutes (will be shaving around 10 minutes off last years time), I know I've got a lot of work to do (cutting out my pizza diet is the biggest killer of it all) but with some perserverance (and a banging music playlist) I'm hoping to smash it!
This year, the Earth Overshoot Day was announced to be on Monday 29th July 2019. What is Earth Overshoot Day? Rather than explaining it poorly myself, here is the quote from the Global Footprint Network:
"Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’s ecosystems can regenerate in that year. Over the past 20 years, it has moved up three months to July 29, the earliest ever. This means that humanity is currently using nature 1.75 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate, equivalent to 1.75 Earths"
As a planet we really need to be doing more to preserve and save what we have, if not to support ourselves but to support the generations to follow after us. We CAN make a difference, all it takes is dedication and perseverance.