Overshoot Day: Today, we have already consumed more resources than the Earth can renew in a whole year
2nd August – six days earlier than in 2016 – was the day on which humans had already consumed the Earth’s naturally sustainable resources for the entire year. In other words, we are consuming resources much faster than the Earth can regenerate them. For the rest of the year we are living on credit - at the expense of future generations.
Our partner "Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania" (SAT) has been awarded the "Lush Spring Prize 2017" in the “Established Projects” category. The award - worth £25,000 (CHF 30,000) - will allow SAT to expand its successful and inspiring work.
Two years after the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the recently released SDG Index & Dashboards Report 2017 identifies continuous need for action. Switzerland, which is only ranked 8th, also needs to make an effort if it is to achieve the Global Goals until 2030.
A new coating for mosquito nets could represent a further step in efforts to curb this deadly disease. The agent chlorfenapyr from German company BASF works in a completely different way than current insecticides.