Show Video August 25, 2011
Ed Begley Jr. On Going Green

The actor and environmental activist talks about 40 years of living green in Hollywood.
 


The Moment it All Changed:
"I started in 1970 with the first Earth Day... I was 20 years old - I'd lived two decades in that horrible choking smog... I'd had enough, I said, 'Earth Day, sign me up! I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.' I started recycling, composting, I rode my bike around, I took public transportation."
 
On Riding His Bike to an Oscars Party:
"I was thought of as more odd than I am today, if that's possible."
 
On how his Eco-Friendly House fit into the Hollywood Lifestyle:
"There was a time when people thought it was really weird, and people said,  'Ed, have you fallen on hard economic times?' They literally thought there was something wrong, that I'd had a bankruptcy filing or something."

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