Ed Begley Jr.& Rachelle Carson

Ed Begley Jr. is a character actor and environmental activist who, along with his wife, Rachelle Carson, currently host their own show on the Home and Garden network, Living with Ed.  He has been considered an environmental leader in Hollywood for many years. 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’.”

“Recycling just seems like the right thing to do, I mean really, it makes us responsible for the messes that we make. It’s all about just picking up after yourself, not shoving our trash in our oceans and streams. We might as well reuse it before we lose it.”

“I can’t imagine a right more basic than the right to breathe clean air. We’ve debated for years how that might be possible. Now that we know it is, will we have the courage and the conviction to get there?”

“This is a deeply spiritual issue…Do we want to spend more time trying to care for our fellow man or do we want to just pursue more virtual reality? That’s the issue before us and it’s being played out in the world of the environment.”

“We, who have so much, must do more to help those in need. And most of all, we must live simply, so that others may simply live.”

– Ed Begley Jr.  (1949- )

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