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 <em>Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life</em> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/livinglikeed/index.html">here</a>.