Best of Green: Business and Politics

Best Political Ambassador: Bill McKibben

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Given his genteel personality and that he's said the burgeoning climate movement is one made without celebrity endorsement, Bill McKibben will probably hate the fact that he's being given a Best of Green Award for being the picture-perfect ambassador for the green movement. But heck, given the reception you get from admirers, Bill, you're already a celebrity.

So why is McKibben the best green ambassador? Because he possesses a combination of charisma, powerful oratory, and, perhaps most importantly, a passionately articulated, positive vision of what a more environmentally sustainable world might look like. When McKibben speaks, you want to listen and you want to act.

★ Reader's Choice: Bill McKibben

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photo: Matthew McDermott