July 28 marked Earth overshoot day in 2022. The harsh, dry summer further weakens nature around the world with fires, the consequences of which go far beyond the loss of property and air pollution.

What does Earth overshoot day mean?

Each year, Earth overshoot day marks the date when we used up all the biological resources that the Earth can produce in a year.  

On July 27, 2022, we marked Earth’s overshoot day, which means that in the first 208 days of this year, we used as many natural resources as our planet produces in one year. Everything more we spend this year is “borrowed” from future generations.  

The figure on the right shows the calculation of the number of days in a year when the Earth’s capacity is sufficient for the ecological footprint of humanity (indicated in green). The rest of the year shows an overshoot (indicated in red). 

This year, we will exceed the Earth’s capacity by ¾. We will use 1.75 of the Earth’s capacity. 

A tree must grow for 10-20 years to be suitable for paper production.

To get an organism of a suitable size that can produce enough pulp to make paper, it must first grow for 10 to 20 years. Converting wood to pulp and pulp to paper takes significantly less time, and even less time is spent on paper.  

We process around 8,000 sheets of paper from one tree or around 16 packages. Most paper is produced from soft woods such as pine, spruce, and fir. 

How can we help? 

In the MightyFields team, we understand how important it is to preserve the environment and nature, so we thought about how we can contribute to lowering the pressure on nature. One solution is helping field teams transition from paper to digital forms.

Solution no. 1: Plant 1 tree for each field team member

On average, it is possible to make 8,000 sheets of paper from one tree. Each member of the field team who uses two sheets of paper daily (on weekdays only) should plant his own tree. And if your field team has 30 employees, you would do well to consider planting 30 trees. 

Solution no. 2: Digitize your forms

Imagine you could digitize the work and processes of field teams with ease. By introducing digital forms and using artificial intelligence in the optimal allocation of tasks, you can ease the pressure on the Earth or reduce the debt we leave to posterity. 

If you want to equip your company with digital solutions for field work, MightFields can help. Let’s arrange a short call and create a solution tailored to you and your company.

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    Invest in yourself! Even with a small step, you will go in the right direction and contribute to a better future for the planet. Whichever of the above steps you decide to take, you will be investing in yourself. Each of the steps brings many other benefits. 

    Planting trees - top 3 acquisitions: 

    Improved motivation and team spirit of your team – especially if you also physically carry out the planting yourself 

    Building a community - by doing good deeds, you build awareness of your role in society and build a community 

    Positive long-term effect on the environment - the tree provides shade, provides living space as part of a wider ecosystem, and above all cleans the air and strengthens the soil 

    Digitization – top 3 acquisitions: 

    Improving team motivation – a team that is empowered in the field for independent, masterful work (it has all the information and necessary equipment) 

    Reducing your carbon footprint - through the reduction of paper consumption and the optimized distribution of work in the team 

    Accurate and up-to-date data collected in one place (system), which provide insight into the situation on the ground and enables the right decisions. 

    How we invested in our mighty team 

    One of the key values of our team is nature. Because we live with this as individuals, but also as a team: 

    • Our team works remotely – we seldom meet in person, but then it’s so much more fun to be together 
    • We practically do not use paper – each of us has our own passions – some of us like to draw on paper ourselves, others use it for children’s drawings, but certainly not for forms 
    • We try to get to work by using public transport, on foot or by bicycle