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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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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.
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
In Green Washed, the author challenges the sustainability of dozens of products, including organic food, clothing made from recycled items, green housing, and fuel.
Heavily research-based, Green Washed is a thorough analysis of the green consumer movement and its effects on the environment, the economy, and American culture.
By revealing the dirty secrets of landfills, big industries, organic agriculture, home building, and more, Green Washed asserts first and foremost that sustainability can be attained not by buying green, but by buying less.
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.
Come join them in celebration of the release of Green Washed, on Tuesday March 13th, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at:
Green Washed is a new and unique take on green consumption, that author and environmental activist Bill McKibben says, "...makes clear, (that) what we need even more than clean cars are clean politics and economics that let us make sensible structural choices."
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.
Green washed canvas bag from Muji - pounds 29: The man bag for the real man, use it and abuse it and put stuff in it that you really need;
There is also a fitted kitchen/breakfasting room with green washed pine units and two sash windows, a walk-in pantry and utility/laundry room.