- carbon footprint
carbon footprint nounThe extent to which a person, community or organization is responsible for the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through use of fossil fuels• • •Main Entry: ↑carbon
* * *ˌcarbon ˈfootprint 8 [carbon footprint] nouna measure of the amount of ↑carbon dioxide that is produced by the daily activities of a person or company
Flying is the biggest contribution to my carbon footprint.
an analysis of the carbon footprints of leading companies
Companies are measuring their carbon footprints.
a carbon footprint calculatorCollocations:The environmentEnvironmental damagecause/contribute to climate change/global warmingdamage/destroy the environment/a marine ecosystem/the ozone layer/coral reefsdegrade ecosystems/habitats/the environmentharm the environment/wildlife/marine lifethreaten natural habitats/coastal ecosystems/a species with extinctiondeplete natural resources/the ozone layerpollute rivers and lakes/waterways/the air/the atmosphere/the environment/oceanscontaminate groundwater/the soil/food/cropslog forests/rainforests/treesProtecting the environmentaddress/combat/tackle the threat/effects/impact of climate changefight/take action on/reduce/stop global warminglimit/curb/control air/water/atmospheric/environmental pollutioncut/reduce pollution/greenhouse gas emissionsoffset carbon/CO2 emissionsreduce (the size of) your carbon footprintachieve/promote sustainable developmentpreserve/conserve biodiversity/natural resourcesprotect endangered species/a coastal ecosystemprevent/stop soil erosion/overfishing/massive deforestation/damage to ecosystemsraise awareness of environmental issuessave the planet/the rainforests/an endangered speciesEnergy and resourcesconserve/save/consume/waste energymanage/exploit/be rich in natural resourcesdump/dispose of hazardous/toxic/nuclear wastedispose of/throw away litter/(especially BrE) rubbish/(especially NAmE) garbage/(NAmE) trash/sewageuse/be made from recycled/recyclable/biodegradable materialrecycle bottles/packaging/paper/plastic/wastepromote/encourage recycling/sustainable development/the use of renewable energydevelop/invest in/promote renewable energyreduce your dependence/reliance on fossil fuelsget/obtain/generate/produce electricity from wind, solar and wave power/renewable sourcesbuild/develop a (50-megawatt/offshore) wind farminstall/be fitted with/be powered by solar panels
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