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  1. noting or pertaining to workers, jobs, or businesses that are involved in protecting the environment or solving environmental problems.
noun Also green collar.
  1. a green-collar worker.

Origin of green-collar

1990–95; green in the sense ‘environmentally sound or beneficial’; on the model of blue-collar, white-collar
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British Dictionary definitions for green-collar


  1. of, relating to, or designating workers involved in environmental protection, or employed by companies that have protection of the environment as a stated aim
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