Definition of environmentally sensitive in US English:

environmentally sensitive

adjective

  • 1(Of an object, organism, etc.) responsive or reactive to its surroundings.

  • 2Vulnerable to destruction by human activity such as unrestricted development, or agricultural or industrial practices.

  • 3Environmentally friendly; (of a person, organization, etc.) aware of the need to protect the integrity of the environment against the harmful effects of human activity.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Science.