greenwash

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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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People will quickly see through a hotel that 'green washes' itself.
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.
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.
But Green washes the widescreen frames with the golden glow of a Southern sunset.