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The Top Green Stories Of The '00s

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

IT'S NOT JUST FOR TREEHUGGERS ANYMORE
The green tent gets bigger
Not so long ago, the word "environmentalist" conjured upper-middle-class white people fixated on endangered critters and far-off wildlands. Oh, fine, it still does for a lot of people. But in the past decade, the movement has exploded well beyond that stereotype. Van Jones and Majora Carter spread the message that smart energy policy can mean jobs in inner cities. Labor unions and green groups teamed up to create the Blue Green Alliance.

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