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  • The term greenwashing is normally used as a pejorative, referring to the practice of construing an activity as more environmentally friendly than it really is. In that, it likens its precursor term whitewashing used to signify money laundering (i.e., the creation of value based on using resources that were illegally gained). Greenwashing references the concept of “whitewashing” (superficially painting over unsightly blemishes so as the object appears more valuable than it actually is), extended to the nonenvironmental activities of an organization.

    Actors in Charges of Greenwashing

    A charge that greenwashing is taking place involves individuals and organizations who question whether information regarding an activity's environmental friendliness is truthful. Typically, the charge is published with the intention of drawing public awareness to the responsible ...

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    • Antiglobalization Movement
    • Alternative Communities
    • Agri-Culture
    • Advertising
    • Begley, Jr., Ed
    • Benjamin, Medea
    • Blogs
    • Air Pollution
    • Artists' Materials
    • Antiwar Actions/Movement
    • Art as Activism
    • Auto-Philia/Auto-Nomy
    • Alternative/Sustainable Energy
    • e2 Design, TV Series
    • California AB 32
    • Chávez, César (and United Farm Workers)
    • Film, Documentaries
    • Animals (Confinement/Cruelty)
    • Bartholomew I: The Green Patriarch
    • Censorship of Climatologists and Environmental Scientists
    • Chipko Movement
    • Biblical Basis for Sustainable Living
    • Biodiversity Loss/Species Extinction
    • Film, Drama/Fiction
    • China
    • Clinton, William J. (Executive Order 12898)
    • Film, Product Placement
    • Body Burden
    • Burials
    • Communication, Global and Regional
    • Communication, National and Local
    • Commuting
    • Cooking
    • Internet, Advertising, and Marketing
    • DiCaprio, Leonardo
    • Environmental Media Association
    • Media Greenwashing
    • Diet/Nutrition
    • Ecotourism
    • Corporate Green Culture
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Education (Climate Literacy)
    • Energy
    • Novels and Nonfiction
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Forest Service
    • Poetry
    • Fish
    • Environmental Communication, Public Participation
    • Cyber Action
    • Demonstrations and Events
    • Garbage
    • Locavores
    • Popular Green Culture
    • Gore, Jr., Al
    • Grassroots Organizations
    • Print Media, Advertising
    • Obesity and Health
    • Gardening and Lawns
    • Earth First!
    • Earth Liberation Front (ELF)/Animal Liberation Front (ALF)
    • Green Jobs
    • Organics
    • Print Media, Magazines
    • Huerta, Dolores
    • Human Geography
    • Print Media, Newspapers
    • Population/Overpopulation
    • Home
    • Ecocriticism
    • EcoPopulism
    • Indoor Air Pollution
    • Soil Pollution
    • Sundance Channel
    • Hurricane Katrina
    • India
    • Television, Advertising
    • Space/Place/Geography and Materialism
    • Leisure
    • Environmental “Bads”
    • Environmental “Goods”
    • Malls
    • Veganism/Vegetarianism
    • Television, Cable Networks
    • Kyoto Protocol
    • Love Canal and Lois Gibbs
    • Television News
    • Water (Bottled/Tap)
    • Music
    • Environmental Justice Movements
    • Environmental Law, U.S.
    • Musicians
    • Water Pollution
    • Television Programming
    • Maathai, Wangari
    • National Park Service
    • Theater
    • Nature Experiences
    • Global Warming and Culture
    • Green Anarchism
    • Permaculture
    • Vanity Fair Green Issue
    • National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit
    • Native American Culture and Practices
    • Plastic Bags
    • Green Consumerism
    • Greenwashing Hybrid Cars
    • Recycling
    • Nelson, Willie
    • Organizations and Unions
    • Religion
    • Individual Action, Global and Regional
    • Individual Action, National and Local
    • Religious Partnership for the Environment
    • Redford, Robert
    • Russia
    • Sculpture
    • Institutional/Organizational Action
    • International Law and Treaties
    • Shopping
    • Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and National Wildlife Federation
    • United Church of Christ
    • Socialization, Early Childhood
    • Law and Culture
    • Nongovernmental Organizations
    • Sprawl/Suburbs/Exurbs
    • Werbach, Adam
    • Sustainable Art
    • Organic Clothing/Fabrics
    • Organic Foods
    • Technology and Daily Living
    • Toxic/Hazardous Waste
    • Political Persuasion
    • Rainforest Action Network
    • Vacation
    • Weekends
    • Social Action, Global and Regional
    • Social Action, National and Local
    • Work
    • Tree Planting Movement
    • United Farm Workers (UFW) and Antipesticide Activities
    • Veganism/Vegetarianism as Social Action
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