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What’s the Green Deal with the word ‘Green’?

According to Wikipedia, the word green comes from the Old English verb grōwan (“to grow, turn green”).

These days, “green” can refer to a way of thinking and acting, individually, corporately or at the political level, that makes environmental factors a greater part of the decision-making process.

Specific terms such as certified organic, recyclable, carbon-neutral, Eco-certified, FSC-certified, etc, are used to more accurately describe specific benefits of products and processes. Have a look at our Green Glossary for more information on some of these.

Many agree that efforts toward greater sustainability and ‘green’ behaviour should be seen as a journey, not a destination. With that in mind, we hope you enjoy learning more as we continue to discover the real Green Deal together.