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greenwash

1. verb To make illegally-obtained money appear to have come from legal channels; to launder money. This isn't a foolproof plan, Jack—eventually, someone is going to catch you greenwashing.
2. noun Activities undertaken by an organization or company so that it appears more environmentally conscious. Is this "recycled content" label legit, or is it just greenwash?

greenwash

tv. to launder money; to obliterate the illegal sources of money by moving it through a variety of financial institutions. (Underworld.) It was shown in court that the mayor had been involved in greenwashing some of the bribe money.
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"Far from creating 'green wash' and simply adding to green spaces, Middle Quinton would employ the most advanced environmental technologies that are designed to reduce energy consumption across the entire town.
Mask off a border and sponge on the left-over green wash you put in a jar.
"We are in a different era of campaigning where environmental issues are mainstream but there is a danger we will have lots of 'green wash' where companies will claim they are very green in terms of the environment without any science to back it up and that sort of thing has got to be taken on.
"Some initiatives are substantial changes that affect the real core and some are a 'green wash' - superficial."
Bedroom 2 has a vanity unit with a sage green wash hand basin and bedroom 3 measures more than 11ft by 7ft.
A wave of green washed over Chicago and the suburbs Saturday with thousands attending St.
Bijdendijk BV and local partner Freetown Coffee KPC Ltd, which shareholders are experienced cocoa traders, will start a new (fifty-fifty) joint venture which will process ripe red (Robusta) coffee berries as green washed coffee in six decentralised processing units in Kailahun, located in the eastern part of Sierra Leone.
And the bond issue is "green washed" to seem responsive to climate issues.
People will quickly see through a hotel that 'green washes' itself.
Halfpenny needs all his strength to cross Cardiff was once more in the throes of Six Nations fever as a sea of red and green washed over the capital - but dreams of another unbeaten run were over almost before they'd begun.
Kendra Pierre-Louis (author); GREEN WASHED; Ig Publishing (Nonfiction: Sustainable Living) 15.95 ISBN: 9781935439431
With so many different claims being made, it is hard for the consumer to know what to look for in order to make sure they are not being "green washed"--one of the latest buzzwords being used by the industry and media to describe how some green claims may be dishonest or mislead the consumer.
Two drawings or paintings in one, then: the muted colors below, a range of green washes, and grays, and browns, the whole perspective tilted slightly right to show the hill; above, this striving of black on white, the immediate landscape erased to imply the heavens, the prick of stars in the darkness, the strewn decor of the light.
As Kendra Pierre-Louis shows in Green Washed: Why We Can't Buy Our Way to a Green Planet, released March 13, 2012 on Brooklyn-Based Ig Publishing, dutifully trucking our canvas shopping bags to the supermarket, refilling reusable water bottle with tap water, reliably buying organic, even trading in a regular car for an electric one, isn't enough to stop the current wave of environmental destruction.
In Billiard (all works 2005), von Hellermann offers a vision of the traditional metaphor of classical physics via a lugubrious ground of phosphorescent lime and baize green washes on which two figures drift amid primary-color balls that also resemble asteroids or sperm.