A “greeniac” (green + maniac) is a nickname applied to an environmental activist, similar to the term “tree-hugger.” The term “greeniac” has been cited in print in 1990 and 1999, but has become popular since about 2005.
Other terms for an extreme environmental activist include “environazi,” “enviromarxist,” “enviroweenie,” “envirotard,” “ecotard” and “climatard.”
One who is completely obsessed with being more friendly to the environment; a maniac about being green.
Jeff’s wife has turned into a greeniac. She threw away all of her house cleaners and now only uses vinegar to clean, simply because it’s better for the environment.
by SpearChucker42 Jan 10, 2008
3 January 1990, Washington (DC) Times, “The Gray Gate Bridge”:
The greeniacs claimed the solvents in such paint could poke holes in the ozone layer. Since for many greeniacs the ozone layer is quite close to home, they would just as soon see holes sprouting in the Golden Gate Bridge.
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From: “Donna Morris”
Subject: Re: Hunters taking down our fence
NOTE TO GREENIACS: Do not sign me up as one of your own. To me, some good company, a properly cooked filet mignon and some beer make up the eighth wonder of the world…
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From: ADOLF LIBERAL
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 19:27:27 -0700
Local: Fri, May 27 2005 9:27 pm
Subject: LIBERALISM defined in 18 words
*Leftism - Libs, Liberals, Liberal-Socialists, Liberal-Democrats (Socialists), Deaniacs, Greeniacs, Enviornmental Whackos, Peta Freaks, Nambla supporters, the Gay Lobby, the Anti-Christian Jihad against God, the Secular Militants against God, and the ADOLF LIBERALISTS, ect…
A Devil’s Dictionary of Business:
Monkey Business; High Finance and Low: Money, the Making, Losing, and Priting Therof: Commerce: Trade: Cleaver Tricks: Tours De Force
By Nicholas Von Hoffman
Even as the greeniacs beat business over the snout (Pg. 227—ed.) to stop its porcine habits, the partnership of business and plastics continues to usher in a never-ending procession of cheaper and better products.
Washington (DC) Post
Encouraging a Greener World
By Caroline Kettlewell
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, October 13, 2006
Fortunately, if you’ve ever been under the impression that green means cold showers and a painful shortage of humor or chic, you’re likely to feel differently after you’ve been to the Green Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Washington Convention Center. This will be the third annual Green Festival in the District. (There’s also a San Francisco Green Festival in November and one in Chicago in April.)
Whether you’re a devoted greeniac or simply a curious newcomer, according to Green Festival Director Denise Hamler, you’ll find just what the name suggests: a festival of music, film, food, education, activity, entertainment and shopping, all of it eco-friendly.
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