Earth Overshoot Day

A Measure of Effective Partnerships

Managing the world’s ecological resources requires a commitment to environmental choices made on both an individual and community-level. There is an overwhelming number of challenges that we face today, but are any clear and effective choices we can make to avoid or reduce them?

Not all consumption has an equal, positive impact; which is obvious to ordinary consumers who work on basic lifestyle changes, such as recycling paper. No wonder the Earth Overshoot Day is both an alarming deadline and an underrecognized measure of human (negative) impact.  

Understanding resource demand vs. supply

In 2018, the Earth Overshoot Day fell on 1st of August – the day by which a year’s worth of the planet’s resources has already been exhausted.

Doing Business with an Impact – Copenhagen Charity Week

Copenhagen Charity Week LogoThe fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. Therefore, we wanted to see what companies can do in order to change this trend. So, our next participant in the blog campaign ‘Doing business with an impact’ is Laura Petersen, the founder of Copenhagen Charity Week (CCW). They create a bridge between fashion companies and sustainability through a digital platform for NPOs. Their activity is strongly based on SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production while bringing a whole new vision to the industry.

Tell me about your business. What do you do?

The company is called Copenhagen Charity Week, and it provides a digital platform for non-profit organizations to participate in biannual charity weeks.