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Ed Begley Jr.
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Ed Begley, Jr. is a veteran actor and a committed environmentalist. He has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and serves on the boards for the Thoreau Institute, the Friends of the Earth, among many others. His work has earned him a number of awards from some of the most prestigious environmental groups such as the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay and the Santa Monica Baykeeper. Currently, Ed resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Rachelle, in a self-sufficient home powered by solar energy. Read about his new book Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life here.

Blog Entries by Ed Begley Jr.

Community Colleges and the Green Economy

Posted October 18, 2010 | 21:15:51 (EST)

I am a proud alumnus of Los Angeles Valley College, one of the nation's 1,200 community colleges. Last week President Obama praised community colleges as "the unsung heroes of America's education system," critical to our success in the "global competition to lead in the growth industries of the 21st century."

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The Cost of Bottled Water

Posted March 21, 2010 | 23:17:21 (EST)

As someone who has grown up living in Southern California, I know all too well about the costs and scarcities of water. As we continue to combine the effects of global climate change with an ever increasing and developing population, the supply and delivery of clean water will continue to...

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Would MLK Top His Gefilte Fish with Horseradish?

Posted February 12, 2010 | 09:06:22 (EST)

In 1968, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the leading Jewish thinkers of the last century, invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to join him at his Passover Seder. We'll never know what they would have talked about over all that matzoh and four cups of wine. But we know...

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Hope for December

Posted November 2, 2009 | 16:19:09 (EST)

Earlier this month I attended a sustainability conference at the University of South Florida to speak about green technology. I'm a strong proponent of green tech for anyone who can afford it, having spent the last 40 years working toward achieving a smaller and smaller eco-impact for myself. (I've lived...

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Unsure How to Vote Your Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Other Proxy Ballots?

Posted May 19, 2009 | 11:29:00 (EST)

If you're unsure how to vote your Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and other proxy ballots, see how organizations and people you trust, like Ed Begley, Jr., Ceres, Pride Foundation, Responsible Endowments Coalition, Responsible Wealth/ United for a Fair Economy, or The Nathan Cummings Foundation, recommend...

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Measure B -- Green Energy, Good Jobs and Me

Posted February 23, 2009 | 16:22:51 (EST)

Some would call me an environmentalist. I don't know why. I reuse the water that falls in my backyard in the winter. I reuse the trash and clippings I produce for mulch. I reuse the rain that falls on my roof, and I reuse the sun that shines on my...

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A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life

Posted February 19, 2008 | 15:27:14 (EST)

I can trace my environmentally-friendly lifestyle back to my childhood. My father was a conservative Republican that liked to 'conserve'. Before he was a successful actor he was a blue-collar worker and before that a child of the Depression, so the urge to conserve -- to reuse and recycle and...

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