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carbon footprint

noun [C]    
ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY a measurement of the amount of carbon dioxide produced by the activities of a person, company, organization, etc.: The four main areas that determine your carbon footprint are electricity usage, oil or natural gas usage, car mileage, and airplane trips. We have partnered with nearby farms, hoping to reduce the carbon footprint of our delivery trucks.
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