“They may not be preaching to the choir, but the following green advocates have paved the way for pragmatic, eco-friendly efforts in traditionally conservative states.”

 

“When you strip away the jargon, green politics and core Southern values do not make as strange a marriage as you’d think. Sustainability, at its core, is an apolitical issue… There are lots of different ways to get there, whether you’re a hunter or somebody who likes to take a stroll through the woods and read poetry.” Or both.

Rebecca Dunn Bryant, AIA, LEED Fellow

Excerpted from Six Green Leaders in Red States – Fortune – July, 2011 By Shelley Dubois, writer-reporter for Fortune Magazine, July 28, 2011.