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carbon footprint

noun

Definition of carbon footprint

  1. :  the amount of greenhouse gases and specifically carbon dioxide emitted by something (as a person's activities or a product's manufacture and transport) during a given period



1999

First Known Use of carbon footprint

1999


CARBON FOOTPRINT Defined for Kids

carbon footprint

noun

Definition of carbon footprint for Students

  1. :  the amount of greenhouse gases and especially carbon dioxide given off by something (as a person's activities) during a given period




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