n. A lifestyle that minimizes one's impact on the environment.
Another key to "small-footprint" living: healthy, local eating habits. Easy access to Minneapolis’ thriving co-ops makes it easy for Traeger to replace fast food with fresh, home-cooked dishes, which she occasionally supplements with meals at Birchwood Cafe and other farm-to-table mainstays in her area.
Given their lower income relative to previous generations, many urban Millennials favor small-footprint living: studios, a few one bedrooms, some congregate housing, and micro-units.
The 2012 tour’s focus on small houses is just one example of an explosion of interest in small footprint living.
Well, since seeing this post on MeFi, I've been captivated by the idea of small-footprint living. …I looked at my current apartment, which I share, and asked myself if I could live in a 500 square-foot house, about the same size as my current digs.
The intent of the Institute For Desert Living is to demonstrate "small footprint" living in the delicate environment of the Southwestern United States desert.