Definition of carbon-neutral in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkärbənˈno͞otrəl/


Making no net release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, especially through offsetting emissions by planting trees.
Example sentences
  • Becoming carbon-neutral by planting trees is no get-out-of-jail-free card in terms of emissions reduction.
  • His's the first carbon-neutral publishing company, planting trees to offset air travel and he's hoping to convince his readers to do the same.
  • 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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Syllabification: car·bon-neu·tral

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