When actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. became motivated to help improve his smoggy Los Angeles, Calif., environment-around the first Earth Day in 1970-he started small: recycling, composting, and buying biodegradable soaps and detergents. Now, Begley shares his 38 years of environmental know-how through the reality series Living with Ed
, an HGTV Cable in the Classroom
offering that showcases his efforts to reduce his family's environmental impact, from sustainable landscaping to energy-generating wind turbines and solar panels.
In this interview
(13MB, MP3) with Cable in the Classroom Magazine's
Lauren Capolupo, Begley talks about how educators and parents can teach students about environmental responsibility-and why kids are such an important part of a larger shift toward green living. Read about it in the May 2008 edition
of Cable in the Classroom Magazine