Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sustainable Heroes - August

Ed Begley Jr.

This month I'd like to recognize Ed Begley Jr. as a sustainable hero.  Known by most as a Hollywood actor, Begley began his journey as an environmentalist  in the 1970's, when he became a vegetarian, started recycling and even bought an electric car.  An electric car in the 1970's?  It's true: the electric car was a Taylor-Dunn.

Begley is involved with several environmental affiliations including:

  • Environmental Media Association
  • Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
  • The American Oceans Campaign
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Environmental Research Foundation
  • Walden Woods Project
  • Thoreau Institute
  • Earth Communications Office
  • Solar Living Institute 
  • Tree People
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Sequoia ForestKeeper
  • Green Wish Inc
  • Orang Utan Republik

Most recently Begley and his wife, Rachelle Carson, star in their own reality series called "Living with Ed." The show follows Begley and his wife as they attempt to live a green lifestyle, trying to out-eco neighbor Bill Nye.  The series is shown on the Planet Green channel.

In 2014, Begley co-hosted the 24th annual Environmental Media Association Awards with Stana Katic.