The top green and Gristy stories of 2011
Photo: Jessica LehrmanThe Occupy movement shocked its own participants and the rest of the world with its reach, staying power, and success in changing the national and global conversation. Sure, there were little green add-ons: solar panels, sustainability committees, climate teach-ins, generator bikes. But ultimately the entire movement is about sustainability: tearing down a system that supports the rich, the powerful, and the polluters and building in its place a better, fairer, cleaner, kinder world for the rest of us. Vive la occupation!
David Roberts contributed to this list.