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Ed Begley Jr.          

Environmental Activist & Emmy Award-Nominated Actor

As environmental issues become more pressing, there are two possible responses: forget it and hope that government and corporations will figure it out, or take action yourself.

In the “take action yourself” camp, a few individuals are leading the way. One such person in California is Ed Begley, Jr.

Turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Ed has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. He serves on the boards of The Coalition For Clean Air, The Thoreau Institute, and the advisory board of the Union Of Concerned Scientists, among many others,

He work in the environmental community has earned him a number of awards from some of the most prestigious environmental groups in the nation, including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Baykeeper, and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation.

He currently lives near Los Angeles in a self-sufficient home powered by solar energy.

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One of America's most sought-after speakers on eco-living, acclaimed actor Ed Begley Jr. offers an inspiring speech on eco-consciousness that has received a standing ovation at over 200 events in just the last four years. Offering an accessible, humorous message on what it means to lead a sustainable life, Begley shares with audiences how he began his four-decade eco-journey in 1970, peppering his talk with funny personal tales (like the first time he tried to compost!).

Describing the planet as an asset with value that shouldn't be treated like a "going-out of-business sale," Begley also touches on the monetary value of protecting the earth, drawing on real-world examples—like how California's smog cleanup led to an economic boost—to illustrate his point.


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