Definition of carbon footprint in English:

carbon footprint

Line breaks: car¦bon foot|print
Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːbənˈfʊtprɪnt
 
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noun

The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community.
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  • 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.

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