Thursday, July 9, 2009

Drink Some Acai Juice and Much on some Goji Berries While You Read This One: New Green Words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The following words are among the newest additions to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. The year with them refers to their first appearance in an English-language publication.

Carbon footprint (1999): the negative impact that something (as a person or business) has on the environment; specifically: the amount of carbon emitted by something during a given period.

Green-collar (1990): of, relating to, or involving actions for protecting the natural environment. jobs

Locavore (2005): one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible.

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