en·​vi·​ro | \ in-ˈvī-rō How to pronounce enviro (audio) \
plural enviros

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Recent Examples on the Web Exlcusive poll: When did enviro-friendly straws become the enemy? National Geographic, "How to mix style and sustainability," 23 Oct. 2019 Opposition to enviro-friendly paper straws has already become a rallying cry for conservatives in 2020. Benjy Sarlin, NBC News, "Green new ride: 2020ers race toward an electric car future. Trump has other ideas.," 19 Sep. 2019 But Baker just gave enviros a reason to celebrate — and to join him at a press conference. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Governor Baker backs bill requiring energy efficiency grades for homes," 3 Apr. 2018 Curiously absent, as noticed by enviros, is the lack of revenue expected from a cap-and-trade program to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. Newsweek, "Analysis," 14 Mar. 2018 By putting his boot on the neck of China, NAFTA, enviros, immigrant labor, liberal elites, etc. Michelle Cottle, The Atlantic, "Democrats Pitch a Kinder, Gentler Populism," 31 July 2017 Enviros who also don’t walk the walk but enjoy their AC, Labrador, hamburgers etc. Jon Caldara, The Denver Post, "Which enviros not to take seriously," 9 June 2017 The sudden GOP embrace of an electric car company once reviled as a symbol of Northern California enviro-weenies might seem ironic, but the political calculus isn’t hard to parse. Marcus Wohlsen, WIRED, "How Tesla’s Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next President," 26 Mar. 2014 But does the enviro-next-door walk the walk to save the Earth? Jon Caldara, The Denver Post, "Which enviros not to take seriously," 9 June 2017

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1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Enviro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enviro. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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