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carbon neutral

To be carbon neutral is to balance the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a particular activity, like flying, driving or operating a data center, with an equal amount of carbon sequestration or carbon offsets from a third party. To be considered carbon neutral, an individual or organization must reduce its carbon footprint to zero.

Read more about it at:
> Bridget Botelho reported that Google plans to go carbon neutral by 2008.
> CarbonNeutral.com provides more information about offsets and other ways to become carbon neutral.
This was last updated in March 2010

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