Earth Overshoot Day: What is it & How can you help?

What is Earth Overshoot Day?

 

Today, 2nd August 2017, marks Earth Overshoot Day. Earth Overshoot Day is the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what the earth can regenerate over the entire year. This means that the earth has now used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017.  This is the earliest date that the event has ever landed. As you can see from the below graph this date has been moving steadily forward since 1971. In just under 50 years earth overshoot day has jumped from December 21 to August 2nd. Continue reading “Earth Overshoot Day: What is it & How can you help?”

Facebook Small Business Council

Flying the Obeo Flag at Facebook HQ

Facebook Small Business Council

Hi, I’m Sarah, Obeo’s new social media intern. I arrived just in time to participate in the Facebook small business council, the first of its kind in Ireland. The initiative has been in place in the US for a couple of years now and has been a huge success to date. Being a start-up we were delighted to have been selected to be part of the Irish panel alongside some other amazing Irish companies. Continue reading “Flying the Obeo Flag at Facebook HQ”

How will the new bin charges affect me?

New Bin Charging Structure

It was confirmed today that a more flexible framework for waste collection charges has been approved by Government. The new arrangement gives waste collectors with the ability to continue to provide, or introduce, a range of incentivised pricing options to their customers and abolishes the mandatory Pay-By-Weight structure introduced by the government last year.

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