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carbon footprint

the amount of carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere by the activities of an individual, company, country, etc.: the carbon footprint of an overseas flight;
how to measure your carbon footprint.
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First recorded in 1995-2000 Unabridged
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carbon footprint

a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a single endeavour or by a company, household, or individual through day-to-day activities over a given period
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Contemporary definitions for carbon footprint

a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide produced by a person, organization, or location at a given time


Carbon footprint describes the environmental impact of carbon emissions, measured in units of carbon dioxide.

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