Who's the best national and international politician or political watchdog? Where's the best place for energy policy? Individual action on environmental issues is a great thing, an important thing, but without political action and without rethinking the very economic underpinnings of our business environment, we will have only gone part of the way.
There really are so many people, organizations, and ideas that could be included in TreeHugger's third annual Best of Green Awards in the Business and Politics category, but those recognized here have done (or have continued to do, in some cases) particularly noteworthy things over the past year in the furthering of social and environmental sustainability. -- Written by Mat McDermott, Rachel Cernansky, and Brian Merchant
Don't miss the winners in our other seven categories, announced throughout the week here: Best of Green 2011.