Quotes by Ed Begley, Jr.
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Wikipedia Summary for Ed Begley, Jr.
Edward James Begley Jr. (born September 16, 1949) is an American actor and environmental activist. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He played Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the television series St. Elsewhere (1982–1988). The role earned him six consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award nomination. He also co-hosted, along with wife Rachelle Carson, the green living reality show entitled Living with Ed (2007–2010).
Equally prolific in cinema, Begley's films include Stay Hungry (1976), Blue Collar (1978), An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Accidental Tourist (1988), She-Devil (1989), The Pagemaster (1994), Batman Forever (1995), Pineapple Express (2008), Whatever Works (2009), What's Your Number? (2011), Ghostbusters (2016) and CHiPS (2017). He is a recurring cast member in the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy, including Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Mascots (2016). In 2020 he was cast along his wife Rachelle in the award-winning mockumentary Reboot Camp.
Keep in mind, coal plants claim plenty of birds too. Sadly, hydro claims the lives of many fish. There is a price for everything. Solar does the best as far as very minimal wildlife damage.
If you're going to drive a Hummer and buy carbon offsets, that's like getting drunk every night and getting into an AA meeting, throwing money in the basket, and leaving.
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.
I think people love nature after they experience it. I know I experienced it as a young man -- I took a lot of hikes, I was involved in scouting.
The two most abundant forms of power on earth are solar and wind, and they're getting cheaper and cheaper.
I wanted to be an actor my whole young life. My dad was an actor, obviously -- he won an Academy Award, but I had no idea what was involved. I had all the wrong ideas about acting.
People don't want to change. It's hard for people to change and it's hard for businesses to change. If I was running an oil company, I would be resistant to change too.
When you're in the public eye -- whether it be entertainment, sports, medicine, politics, whatever way -- you have an opportunity, and I think also an obligation and a responsibility, to disseminate good information.
To build a power plant and run lines to houses, to huts, to anything is a tremendous amount of work...how about...just giving them the service where they need it-on the roof of their hut.
When we destroy something crated by man we call it vandalism but when we destroy something by nature we call it progress.
What we often fail to recognize is how efficient a vegan diet is. Less land, less water, more food for our spiraling population.
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.
It's people wanting to do something about global climate change. People fed up with the high price of gas. People tired of breathing dirty air. In Houston, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and other cities. It's going to be a critical mass of people experiencing something.
For my own health, I thought it was better to eat a plant based diet. I'm going to be 60 soon and I have boundless energy and I feel really good, so I'm all for it.
By 1990 I went back to no gasoline; I was just riding around on my bike, taking the bus. I had a tiny little electric car that didn't go very far or very fast. People thought I'd lost my mind. Even my own family thought I'd lost my mind.
It takes less land to grow a pound of broccoli than it does a pound of beef. Less land to grow a pound of grain than a pound of beef. Less water, less energy.
People are overwhelmed looking up at the Mount Everest of environmental challenges that we face. But you put one foot in front of the other and you recognize that not everyone is Sir Edmund Hillary.
My favorite form of transportation is walking. I live in a neighborhood where you can walk to restaurants, banks, and shops.
My father also encouraged my love of nature. He urged me to become a Cub Scout, and later a Boy Scout, and I found I really liked being outdoors.
I started composting in 1970 by taking my food scraps out behind where I lived and burying them in a hole next to the railroad tracks -- and green things started to grow there!
I bought my first electric car in 1970. Its top speed was 15 mph and it had just a 15 mile range -- it was essentially a golf cart with a windshield wiper and a horn.
I can trace my environmentally-friendly lifestyle back to my childhood. My father was a conservative Republican that liked to 'conserve'.
California has always led the way on environmental protection and always reaped the benefits, pioneering everything from catalytic convertors on cars to stationary source reduction.
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.
The film 'Tapped' illustrates quite clearly how we've been getting 'soaked' for years by the bottled water industry.
As someone who has grown up living in Southern California, I know all too well about the costs and scarcities of water.
For decades, community colleges have been the backbone of American workforce training. Because they are nimble and closely attuned to local community needs, they are inherently positioned to be influential leaders of the movement for a sustainable economy.
I ride my bike for transportation a great deal -- occasionally I ride it for fun. But I also have a generator bike that's hooked up to my solar battery pack, so if I ride 15 minutes hard on my bike, that's enough energy to toast toast, or power my computer.
I've been in movies with Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson -- but I was on 'The Simpsons,' and finally, in the eyes of my children, I was a star.
People don't want to give up their SUVs. They don't want to turn the thermostat down in the winter and up in the summer.