We encounter eco-friendly terminology everywhere nowadays: at the stores you visit, on the products you purchase, in the news you read, in eco friendly blogs and in casual conversation. Over the past few years, environmental sustainability has become a hot topic, due partly to the buzz surrounding global warming. People have become increasingly aware of the environmental impact that their actions make, and are striving to find resources to instruct them how to be environmentally friendly in order to erase their carbon footprint. Companies, too, are aware of this, and more often than not attempt to greenwash their products or services to appeal to this demographic of customers.
But what does eco friendly mean, really? Being eco friendly means following a set of guidelines or principles that either minimizes the environmental impact of any given action, or is beneficial to environmental sustainability. An example of the former definition would be driving a hybrid vehicle, such as a Toyota Prius, to and from work, thus minimizing the environmental impact of driving to work in a non-efficient vehicle. An example of the latter aforementioned definition would be taking bicycling to work instead of driving, thus eliminating any environmental impact. But why stop there? Here are some more eco friendly terms:
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