Green Terms

Glossary of Green Terms




Environment is the sum of all external conditions affecting the life, development and survival of an organism.

Environmental Assessment is an environmental analysis prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act to determine whether a federal action would significantly affect the environment and thus require a more detailed environmental impact statement.

Environmental Audit is an independent assessment of the current status of a party's compliance with applicable environmental requirements or of a party's environmental compliance policies, practices, and controls.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Ecological or Environmental Sustainability refers to the maintenance of ecosystem components and functions for future generations.

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