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Ed Begley Jr.

Actor and Activist
Country: USA

Our keynote speaker Ed Begley, Jr. is both an actor and activist. He is currently one of the hottest speakers in terms of eco-living and delivers an empowering and humorous message on sustainable living. He is also currently the co-star of the hit Planet Green Series Living with Ed. 

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In terms of taking personal responsibility for the environment, few can match the actor, activist and speaker Ed Begley Jr. He is known for turning up to Hollywood events on his bicycle and has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The keynote speaker Ed Begley Jr. serves on the board of Thoreau Institute and the Midnight mission, as well as many other organizations. His work has earned awards from numerous environmental groups including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, the Santa Monica Baykeeper and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation.

Begley lives in Studio City, CA in a small, energy efficient home with his wife and co-starRachelle Carsonand their daughter Hayden.

Our speaker Ed Begley Jr. is currently the co-star of the hit Planet Green series Living with Ed, a look at the day-to-day realities of “living green” with his wife, who’s not quite as excited about a rain barrel as he.  The series has just finished airing its 3rd season.  His first book, Living Like Ed, hit the streets nationally in February 2008, and the second book, Ed Begley’s Guide to Sustainable Living came out in August of 2009.

Begley became an actor by being inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father. His first recognized appearance was his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series St. Elsewhere, for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since then, Begley has moved easily between feature films, television and theatre projects.  He has appeared in several Christopher Guest films, including A Mighty WindBest In Show  and For Your Consideration. Recent feature film credits include Woody Allen’s Whatever Works with Larry David, as well as Pineapple Express with Seth Rogan. Begley has also appeared in Batman ForeverThe Accidental Tourist and The Inlaws.

The sought-after speaker Ed Begley Jr. has had recurring roles on the television shows, Six Feet Under and Arrested Development.  He has also guest starred on such series as The West Wing, The Practice, and Boston Legal.  In 2009, Begley again worked twice with director Christopher Guest – once on a series of commercials for DirecTV, and again on a series of commercials for the 2010 Census.  Currently, he is reprising his role on the long running CBS series CSI Miami, as well as reprising his role on the TNT series Rizzoli and Isles.  He has also just begun working on a new HBO film about the life of Muhammad Ali.

This gifted actor has also directed several episodes of the hit TV series NYPD Blue as well as a stage play that he wrote and directed called Cesar and Ruben that won a Nos Otros Award and four Valley Theater League awards. The play is currently being re-launched at Santa Monica City College in Los Angeles for a 2011 fall run.

In terms of eco-living, Ed Begley is currently one of the hottest speakers in America.  His theme, Live Simply So That Others Can Simply Live, has received standing ovations at over 200 events in just the last four years, with over 30 bookings already completed in 2011. Our illustrious speaker Ed Begley Jr. delivers an empowering and humorous message on sustainable living.

    Keynote by Speaker Ed Begley Jr.

    How he began his 41-year eco-journey

    • Learn more about the journey which started in 1970, including humorous stories about his first electric car and his first attempt at composting
    • “Everything I have done for the ‘environment’ has also been good for my ‘pocketbook’”
    • “Start with the little things – you don’t “run” up Mt. Everest!”


    Keynote by Speaker Ed Begley Jr.

    The success in California to clean up the smog

    • He covers the process, the challenges and discusses how it didn’t hurt business…the economy thrived!


    Keynote by Speaker Ed Begley Jr.

    Global climate change, pollution, dependency on Mid-East oil

    • He discusses these current and relevant “challenges” that can be overcome!


    Keynote by Speaker Ed Begley Jr.

    Products and services that he has used that work!

    • “Our planet is an asset with value – let’s not treat it like a “going-out-of-business” sale!”
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