GLOBE EU members Sirpa Pietikäinen, Martin Hojsík, and Margrete Auken welcomed students of the European Schools in Brussels and their teacher, Matthew Pye, who coached the students for the event.
Matthew is a philosophy professor and founder of The Climate Academy, which provides a systemic understanding of the current sustainability crisis for students from ages 14 to 18.
Overshoot day is the moment when mankind has consumed all ecological resources that the earth can regenerate in the entire year.
This year, the Global Footprint Network calculated that Overshoot Day for the EU fell on May 2, the same as last year.
GLOBE EU is grateful to President Metsola, President von der Leyen, Commissioner Sinkevičius, and Mathis Wackernagel, founder and president of the Global Footprint Network for their video messages, which were shown at the start of the event.
GLOBE EU Overshoot Day