Appendix A: Green Dictionary

  • afforestation: The planting of a forest in an area that previously did not contain forest.
  • Agenda 21: Released at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, Agenda 21 is a United Nations-run program related to sustainable development. It is essentially a plan of action to be taken in order to move globally toward sustainability.
  • alternative energy: Energy derived from sources other than the traditional sources, such as fossil fuel, coal, and nuclear. Alternative energy includes sources such as solar, wind, hydro, and geothernial,
  • biodegradable: A type of substance that can be easily broken down by the earth, and once broken down, contributes nutrients back into the earth.
  • biodiesel: A vegetable-based oil that ...

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