Eco definition

We've put together our own eco definition for a bit of clarification! The meaning of eco friendly is also below.

The word eco surrounded by leaves representing our eco definition

The term eco is generally known to represent nature, natural habitats, the environment, and also environmental issues!

Nature – The outdoors in its natural state untouched by humans with all its glorious wildlife.

Natural habitat – An area existing in nature that's inhabited by a particular species or community (plants, animals, or other organisms).

Environment - External surroundings, circumstances, and conditions in which humans, animals, and plants live or function. This includes the air, climate, land, soil, freshwater, and oceans.

Our immediate areas like our home or work may also be called an environment.

That's our version, so now let's look at the scientific eco definition...

Scientific eco definition -

Eco - Refers to the combining forms of ecology, ecosystem, and/or ecotype.

Well, that sounds complicated. Therefore we've broken down those related terms to make them understandable.

Ecology - Relating to the way that humans, animals, plants and other organisms (individual forms of life) live together and affect each other and their environment.

Ecosystem - Community of organisms and how they interact within their own environment.

Ecotype - Subspecies or race of organism that has adapted to specific environmental conditions.


Eco friendly definition

Eco meaning - showing a mountain river

Eco friendly refers to practices that don't harm or have the least amount of impact on the environment and ecosystems.

The term eco friendly incorporates goods and services, guidelines, policies, and governmental laws. Individuals all the way through to big corporation's can contribute towards the cause.

Examples of eco friendly -

  • Manufacturing processes that don't contribute to polluting the air, land, or water
  • Being mindful of which products we choose to purchase e.g. organic foods or chemical free cleaners
  • Using non toxic alternatives which are also better for our health
  • Disposing of rubbish thoughtfully to keep the environment litter free
  • Recycling to convert waste into reusable materials
  • Reducing our carbon footprints i.e. amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere
  • Conserving energy and water
  • Decreasing fuel consumption
  • Looking after our wildlife and avoiding the destruction of their natural habitats
  • Taking part in activities that promote eco friendly practices within our own community

Other names for eco friendly -

Sometimes eco friendly is called earth friendly or earth conscious.

Green living is another commonly used term to describe a more sustainable way to lead our lives.


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