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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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Some analysts complain that such reports are filled with "green-washed" public relations content.
These tools are designed to enable investors to easily identify projects of high environmental quality, make more informed investment decisions, and avoid being 'green-washed'.
Radada will offer an innovative assessment approach for sustainability that can be used to distinguish "green-washed" solutions from those with genuine sustainability value.
However, as one of society's 'gullible green-washed innumerates', may I offer an alternative perspective on coal v wind?
You don't want them actively disparaging your environmental efforts because you unintentionally purchased green-washed products.
It is a green-washed PR stunt drafted by five heads of state [including President Barack Obama and the heads of the BASIC countries: Brazil, South Africa, India and China], along with EU," El-Hatow said.
Travelocity has launched an eco-friendly directory to help travelers determine green from "green-washed."
The reformers belief in health and beauty -- which Stradling mistakenly identifies as the basis of modern environmentalism -- is simply an antecedent of the "green-washed" corporate product that masquerades as modern environmentalism today.
Green may be the hot color in homebuilding, but how does a contractor know if he's getting "green-washed" by product suppliers?