INFOGRAPHIC | How to Minimize Your Ecological Footprint

Jul 25, 2018 11:45 AM ET

According to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric, humanity is currently using nature 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year and this year, it will be the earliest since the world went into ecological overshoot in the 1970s,

To address the impact of our ecological footprint, Schneider Electric recently hosted a webinar that considered the various ways humans can utilize the earth’s resources in a more responsible manner. The speakers at the webinar were Mathis Wackernagel, CEO, Global Footprint Network and Xavier Houot, SVP Environment, Safety, & Real Estate, Schneider Electric who discussed a variety of innovative ideas to help move Earth Overshoot Day further back. Researchers from Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric estimate that current off -the shelf, commercial technologies for buildings, industrial processes and electricity production alone could move the Earth Overshoot Day at least 21 days, without any loss in productivity or comfort. During this webinar, companies discovered inspiring examples concrete strategies to implement in their own operations.

Schneider Electric not only propose solutions for buildings but also for Data Center, Industry and Infrastructure business through IoT to meet demand in a rapidly growing market and saving energy at the same time. At Schneider Electric, to be sustainable is in the heart the company’s long-term strategy. For example, customers have been able to avoid 100 million tonnes of CO2 using Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure platform.

Read our exclusive publication on how to operate with finite resources in a responsible and sustainable manner.