The amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.
More example sentences
- Reducing our carbon footprint would mean giving up, not merely our SUVs, but many of the little things Americans enjoy.
- There will be significant planning issues but we are determined to reduce our carbon footprint.
- In the U.K., the CarbonNeutral Company works with banks and building societies to offer a carbon-neutral mortgage, which provides for the planting of enough trees to cover the carbon footprint of the home and lifestyle of its occupants.
Definition of carbon footprint in:
- The British & World English dictionary