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green-collar

[ green-kol-er ]
/ ˈgrinˈkɒl ər /
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adjective
noting or relating to workers, jobs, or businesses that are involved in protecting the environment or solving environmental problems: green-collar careers in renewable energy and other technologies.
noting or relating to actions that negatively affect the environment: green-collar crime such as illegal logging.
noun Also green collar .
a green-collar worker.
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Origin of green-collar

First recorded in 1990–95; green (in the sense “environmentally sound or beneficial”), on the model of blue-collar, blue-collar
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British Dictionary definitions for green-collar

green-collar

adjective
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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