Actor, author, and pioneering environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. has been a longstanding advocate for environmental issues. Ed has led the Green Movement for many years, both as a personal example of sustainable lifestyle practices, and a vocal spokesperson towards a more Earth-responsible society. He believes that even the simplest changes in personal habits, multiplied by a growing populace of concerned humans, can create a lasting effect on the health of our planet and of all living things.
Environmental lawyer and long-time friend, Bobby Kennedy, Jr. has said "Ed has a greater sense of social obligation than anyone I know. He's like a West Coast cadet who gets up every morning and says 'reporting for duty'".
Ed has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association, and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. He still serves on those boards, as well as the Thoreau Institute, the Earth Communications Office, Tree People, and Friends of the Earth, among many others.
His 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, and the Santa Monica Baykeeper.
He currently lives in Los Angeles in a home powered by solar energy, and drives an electric car when not riding his bicycle.
Ed Begley, Jr. is a member of the following organizations and encourages you to support them as well:
Environmental Media Association (310) 446-6244
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (310) 589-3200
Thoreau Institute (781) 259-4700
Earth Communications Office (310) 656-0577
E - The Environmental Magazine (203) 854-5559
Environmental Research Foundation (888) 272-2435