Today, August 2, is Earth Overshoot Day. Essentially, this is the date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. This short video explains what that is and means.
On April 27 this year, the United Nations General Assembly declared World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, (WCID) as a day to direct global attention to using creativity in problem-solving to make the world a better place; today, we can apply it to help achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
This one approach might be interesting to pursue as a WCID April 21 project. It can be used at home, in school, in clubs, at work, in communities, you name it.
- Awareness – open the door to new opportunities to use creativity in problem-solving to make the world a better place
- Assess – your environmental footprint
- Action – generate new ideas, make new decisions, take new actions, achieve new outcomes to prototype ways that reduce your footprint (aka use creativity in problem-solving)
- Audit – reassess your environmental footprint, collect learnings from your prototype
- Announce – share your results and learnings during World Creativity and Innovation Week, April 15 – 21, leading up to World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21. #wcid2018
Thoughts? Ideas? What might be other ways?