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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How to use carbon footprint in a sentence
Farrell also shows that giving can be a greenwashing distraction from the huge carbon footprint these figures and their companies are responsible for.Can Billionaires Really Save Us from Climate Disaster? | Heather Hansman | February 12, 2021 | Outside Online
The announcement is part of a campuswide, years-long effort to shrink the university’s carbon footprint, LeBlanc said.George Washington University commits to single-use-plastic ban | Lauren Lumpkin | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
While the tech giants have massive data centers tailored to process computational needs, it’s inefficient and generates a huge carbon footprint.This ‘Quantum Brain’ Would Mimic Our Own to Speed Up AI | Shelly Fan | February 9, 2021 | Singularity Hub
If you eat fast food often and want to lessen your carbon footprint, plant-based menu items are a good choice.
By making the product in a shrunken-down space, the company hopes to reduce its carbon footprint, produce less waste, and eventually be able to ship these nano-factories to new spots around the world so they can take advantage of local ingredients.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through January 30) | Singularity Hub Staff | January 30, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The environmental cost to cure the wood is small, though the carbon footprint is high.
Because of the huge, huge carbon footprint of animal agriculture.James Cameron on How to Find Flight MH370, Climate Change, Leonardo DiCaprio, and More | Marlow Stern | April 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you reduce your carbon footprint.A Eulogy for Gus, Central Park’s Polar Bear Man of Mystery | Malcolm Jones | August 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The politically correct company goes to great lengths to reduce its carbon footprint and support other liberal causes.Google Hosts Fundraiser for Climate-Change-Denying Sen. James Inhofe | William O’Connor | July 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the carbon footprint of growing a plant under blazing bright lights is absurd.How Green Is Your Green? Pot’s Terrible Environmental Record | Emily Brady | July 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for 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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