ecological footprint

A measure of how much biologically productive land and water area an individual, population or activity requires to produce all the resources it consumes and to absorb the waste it generates using prevailing technology and resource management practices. [

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  • Ecological footprint — The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth s ecosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand for natural capital that may be contrasted with the planet s ecological capacity to regenerate.[1] It represents the amount of …   Wikipedia

  • ecological footprint — /ˌikəlɔdʒɪkəl ˈfʊtprɪnt/ (say .eekuhlojikuhl footprint) noun a measure of the demands put on the environment by humans, as in growing food, providing fuel, etc., taking into account the emissions produced in the production of food and in goods… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ecological footprint — noun the amount of land required to sustain a particular person or society …   English new terms dictionary

  • Ecological deficit — is the level of resource consumption and waste discharge by a population in excess of locally sustainable natural production and assimilative capacity. In spatial terms, the ecological deficit is the difference between that population s effective …   Wikipedia

  • Ecological sanitation — Ecological sanitation, also known as ecosan or eco san, are terms coined to describe a form of sanitation that usually involves urine diversion and the recycling of water and nutrients contained within human wastes back into the local environment …   Wikipedia

  • Ecological debt — is a term used to describe an imbalance between one s perceived fair share of natural resources and one s actual usage of those resources.If you take more than your fair share of the earth s finite natural resources you run up an ecological debt …   Wikipedia

  • Footprint — Footprint, engl., dt: Fussabdruck, Fussspur mit folgenden Verwendungen bzw. Bedeutungen in der deutschen Sprache: Ausleuchtungszone in der Satellitentechnik Netzabdeckung (auch engl. „Network Coverage“) eines Betreibers eines Telefon /Datennetzes …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Footprint (disambiguation) — A footprint is a literal word for an impression left by a foot or shoe. Footprint or Footprints may also refer to:in science and technology: *Ichnite, a fossilised footprint *In industrial design, an item s footprint is the surface area it… …   Wikipedia

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