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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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Greenwash Action, an Earth Island Institute project that is a joint initiative of Sierra Club and Greenpeace, works to defend leadership sustainability standards that are threatened by industry-sponsored greenwashing.
According to Greenwash Action, the GBI board is dominated by companies and trade associations in the chemical, plastics, and timber industry whose interests Green Globes is designed to protect.
The Greenwash Action campaign is backed by the Sierra Club and Greenpeace, neither top of mind when counting allies of a business that develops greenfield sites, consumes diesel, and employs many.
The British Petroleum oil spill offers a classic case of the potential downside for companies that place greenwash ahead of transparent disclosure.
Two Sides, the UK initiative to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, says that some companies are guilty of a greenwash - whereby they use unsubstantiated claims about the environment benefit of products or services usually for promotional benefit.
I'M genuinely pleased for the individual kids rewarded at a recent Coventry event to encourage greener behaviour in our schools, but with the event rewarding 30 schools, including Finham Park, and with the presence of several Conservative councillors, the whole event became little more than greenwash.
An application now before Kirklees - in outline only so anything can be changed at any time - paints a greenwash fantasy to develop a 'data campus' on the site.
But while he was giving an Earth Day lecture at Brown University last year, operatives from the Greenwash Guerillas pied Friedman in the face.
The 2007 Worst EU Greenwash Award was given to the German Atomic Forum, for "the most audacious attempts to gain unjustifiable green credentials.
In Canada, IPM has been latched on to by lawn care businesses in an attempt to greenwash their industry.
Seducing you with beauty: The simplest form of greenwash is the environmental-image advertisement.
Clair, reflects our "determination to greenwash Clinton.
According to a report by Greenwash Action, a joint initiative of Sierra Club and Greenpeace, the GBI's "members and supporters" include groups that directly contradict the goals and practices of green building, such as the American Chemistry Council.
The "winner" will be awarded the Greenwash Gold Medal during the games in July.
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