Definition of ecological footprint in English:

ecological footprint

Line breaks: eco|logic¦al foot|print
Pronunciation: /ˌiːkəlɒʤɪklˈfʊtprɪnt
 
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noun

  • The impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources.
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    • 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.

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