Earth Overshoot Day will occur this year (2012). This is the day when we have used up all the resources that our planet produces for the year, when we begin living beyond our ecological means. All resources used for the rest of the year will eat into the Earth’s savings. This means that we need 1.4 planets to support us… Our use of nature’s resources has risen from using 50% of Earth’s resources in 1961 to over 125% in 2007 to more than 130% in 2008. Next year we will use even more.