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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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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.
From Greenwash to Great: A Practical Guide to Green Marketing (Without the Greenwash).
But while he was giving an Earth Day lecture at Brown University last year, operatives from the Greenwash Guerillas pied Friedman in the face.
Wiped clean of the greenwash, Mr Cameron is a traditional public-spending cutter who would abandon families to fend for themselves.
But he has taken the greenwash act much further, proclaiming himself the greenest of them all and vowing his government is concerned about climate change.