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Earth Overshoot Day

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Australia’s Overshoot Day in 2022 is Wednesday 23 March

“And so, it comes back to how well we honour our relationships. The principle of loving one’s neighbour invites us to approach the planet with a different framing. At its heart, loving one’s neighbour involves acknowledging that we are connected to one another. My welfare and yours are interdependent. And we both cannot truly flourish unless the koala does, too,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt, The Rev'd Kate Ross, Justice Unit staff members Jen Basham and Peter Branjerdporn and other participants of the Earth Overshoot Day liturgy on 29 July 2020 when the St John's Cathedral bells tolled
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What you can do to help on Australia's Overshoot Day

“I, like most shoppers, have often experienced supply shortages on supermarket shelves during the last two years. Sometimes this shortage was caused by people taking much more than they needed…Our planet is also experiencing supply problems. Humans are taking more from the planet than it can reproduce,” says The Rev’d Peter Moore, Chair of Angligreen

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Earth Overshoot Day: 29 July 2021

“How do we #MoveTheDate back without being forced to by a pandemic? There are effective and affordable solutions. We can accelerate their implementation by sharing knowledge of what works and bringing people together,” reflects The Rev’d Peter Moore, Chair of Angligreen

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Earth Overshoot Day service

The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt tells us about Earth Overshoot Day, how our collective response to COVID-19 has helped push back Earth Overshoot Day this year and how we can mark this day by joining in the Cathedral’s Earth Overshoot Day service on Friday 21 August at 11.50 am in the Cathedral or online via Facebook