The impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources.
More example sentences
- In the same way that we use economic data today, in the future maybe we'll be using ecological footprints or land disturbance data in the same way.
- And if companies paid Uncle Sam based, at least partly, on their waste and toxic releases, no doubt they'd reduce their ecological footprint.
- His study ought to be the first volley in a sustained campaign to better understand the international ecological footprint of the modern United States.
Definition of ecological footprint in:
- The US English dictionary