'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
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Consumerism: the belief that personal happiness can be achieved through purchasing of material possessions and consumption.

Credit: money or resources borrowed or loaned from individuals, groups, banks, governments etc that must be repaid, usually with some form of interest, sometime in the future. The providor of money or resources is known as a creditor or lender, while the borrower is often called a debtor. 

Depression (Economic): similar to a recession, but the decline in economic activity tends to be more serious and last longer, usually several years.

Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC): A group of developing countries with high levels of poverty and where the level of debt is so great that they cannot ever be expected to repay it. These countries are entitled to special help in coping with their debts from various international bodies such as the World Bank and from the governments of richer nations. 

Interest: A fee charged to a borrower for using money or resources that they have loaned; for money this is usually a percentage of the amount borrowed.

Materialism: a fixation on material possessions and wealth with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters. 

Recession: A period of lower economic activity during which time several things may occur such as fewer people in work (more unemployment), lower production, less sales and consumption of goods and reduced profits by businesses.