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10 intriguing environmentalists

By: Sidney Stevens on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
The Lorax

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The Lorax

Sure he’s unusual because he told truth to power. (Who can forget “I speak for the trees.”) But the Lorax also makes our list because of what he is -- one of the most enduring oddball characters to emerge from the fertile mind of Dr. Seuss. This “shortish,” “brownish,” “mossy” eco-hero still speaks for the trees -- and all victims of unbridled development. And now he’s becoming the star of his own 3-D movie.