"Green" as a symbol
The ecology movement uses green because of its common occurrence in nature. Greenpeace, an ecological group, uses green because of its association with life. Those who carry this into the political realm are called "Greens":
There are political parties known as "Green Parties" in over one hundred countries throughout the world (beginning in Europe, although the Green Party of the United States, many state parties and two prominent provincial parties in Canada - in Ontario and BC have taken root). The more generic term "green party" is used for parties that emphasize environmentalism, but it is increasingly out of favor as the Global Greens have succeeded in uniting almost all such parties under a Global Green Charter.
A "Green Party" (or Faction) also existed in the Byzantine Empire for a while, but of course it had nothing to do with modern Greens. Rather, it developed out of a kind of Chariot Racing Fanclub whose drivers used the color green to distinguish themselves from the opposing "Blue Party".
Green is the traditional color of Islam, likewise because of its association with nature. Muhammad is reliably quoted in a hadith as saying that "water, greenery, and a beautiful face" were three universally good things.
Green is the colour of the back of U.S. currency, and thus carries a strong connotation to money, wealth, and capitalism in the U.S. and to a lesser extent in other western countries.
In North American stock markets, green is used to denote a rise in
stock prices. In East Asian stock markets, however, green is used to denote a drop in stock prices.
Green is also the color of supporters of Taiwan independence in opposition to the unification-leaning pan-blue coalition. The origin of this symbolism comes from Taiwan being a tropical island and is unrelated to environmentalism or the Green Party.
Green also symbolizes go because of its use in traffic signals. It is also the color of informational and directional signs.
Because of its camouflage properties, green is typically used for the field uniforms for many military services.
It is also used as the dress uniform for many land armies and marines.
"Little Green Men" refers to the stereotypical portrayal of extraterrestrials with green skin, antennae and a generally human body plan (but with the number of a certain body part often changed).
- Envy, one of the traditional Seven Deadly Sins is also called the Green-eyed monster. A person suffering therefrom is said to be "green with envy"
- Traditionally, someone who works well with plants is said to have a green thumb, or green fingers.
- A new, inexperienced rookie is also known as green, probably from its reference to unripe (i.e. unready, immature) fruit.
Hex triplet = #00FF00
RGB (r, g, b) = (0, 255, 0)
CMYK (c, m, y, k) = (255, 0, 255, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) = (120, 100, 100)
People who are red-green color blind can not distinguish between the two colors.
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