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  • n. Any of a number of government-sponsored new towns which are intended to achieve exemplary standards of sustainability

Etymologies

eco- +‎ town (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For the last miles of the trip, we trundle up a dirt road outstanding in the number and quality of its ruts, to a lodge that fits funkily in ecotown.

    Richard Bangs: Nic' of Time

  • My understanding is that ecotowns will be net zero carbon - as will every home built from 2016 - however ecotown homes will have higher environmental standards across the board in terms of sustainability, water use, ecology, etc.

    Eco Town Con

  • Other finalists for Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year include hastag, netbook, sexting, zombie bank, birther, death panel, ecotown, and tramp stamp.

    Dawn Teo: "Teabagger" Oxford Dictionary Word-of-the-Year Finalist

  • He said at a news conference that one of the ideas they would discuss was creating an innovative "ecotown" that would become a model for others.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - washingtonpost.com

  • It was thanks to this we managed to come forward with plans for an ecotown at Rackheath, which the government were pleased to announce their support for yesterday.

    EDP24 News

  • Other WOTY front-runners considered this year by Oxford University Press included: sexting - the sending of sexually explicit texts and pictures by cellphone funemployed - taking advantage of one's newly unemployed status to have fun or pursue other interests birther - a conspiracy theorist who challenges President Obama's birth certificate ecotown - a town built and run on eco-friendly principles

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  • Environment brown state - a US state that does not have strict environmental regulations green state - a US state that has strict environmental regulations ecotown - a town built and run on eco-friendly principles

    FashionWindows Network

  • However, householders have voiced fears that nearby villages will be swamped and traffic increased: 71% of villagers polled by Rackheath parish council were against an ecotown.

    The Guardian World News

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