We've put together our own eco definition for a bit of clarification. The meaning of eco friendly is also below.
Eco - Connected with the environment!
The term eco is generally known to represent nature, natural habitats, the environment, and 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. Natural habitats comprise of plants, animals, and any other organisms (individual forms of life), e.g. single-cell algae, bacteria, fungus, or insects.
Environment - External surroundings, circumstances, and conditions in which humans, animals, plants, and organisms live or function. The environment includes climate, air, land, soil, freshwater, and oceans.
Our immediate areas like our home or work may also be called an environment.
That's our version. As you can see, the word "eco" is an "umbrella term" that covers a range of concepts associated with the environment. Now let's look at the technical eco definition.
Eco (abbreviation) - Referring to the combining forms of ecology, ecosystem, and ecotype.
Well, that sounds a little complicated. Therefore we've broken down those terms and simplified them.
Ecology - Branch of study concerning the relations and interactions between organisms (including humans, animals, and plants) and their environment.
Ecosystem - Community of organisms and their physical environment interacting as a whole system.
Ecotype - Subspecies or race of organism that
has adapted to specific environmental conditions.
Eco friendly - Practices that don't harm or have the least amount of impact on the environment and ecosystems.
The term eco friendly is often linked to guidelines, policies, and legislation made to keep the environment safe. It's a matter of sensible decisions and actions. Individuals through to big corporations can contribute towards the cause.
Examples of eco friendly -
Sometimes eco friendly is called -
Green living is another commonly used saying to describe a more sustainable way to lead our lives.
Article by Justy