Extinction Rebellion Cape Town protested outside the Cape Town Civic Centre to mark Earth Overshoot Day. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency (ANA)
Cape Town – On Earth Overshoot Day, Extinction Rebellion (XR) Cape Town gathered at the Cape Town Civic Centre, amplifying global calls around actions that could be taken to push back Earth Overshoot Day.
XR activists protested on Wednesday in a creative display of tug-of-war depicting the “fight” over #MoveTheDate between the fossil fuel industry on one end and activists on the other.
The action was aimed at educating locals, corporations, and local, provincial and national governments.
This year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 2 and marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what the earth can regenerate in that year.
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