Definition of environmental adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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/ɪnˌvaɪərnˈmɛntl; ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmɛntl/
[usually before noun]
1 connected with the natural conditions in which people, animals, and plants live; connected with the environmentthe environmental impact of pollutionenvironmental issues/problemsan environmental group/movement (= that aims to improve or protect the natural environment)environmental damage2 connected with the conditions that affect the behavior and development of someone or somethingenvironmental influencesan environmental health officer environmentally
adverban environmentally sensitive area (= one that is easily damaged or that contains rare animals, plants, etc.)environmentally damaging