Our overdue thanks to Ed Begley, Jr., Hollywood big guy and environmental hero, for hosting Our Dad’s Flag in his insanely self-sufficient and solar-powered home. If you’ve ever tuned into Living With Ed on HGTV, you’ll be familiar with his dedication and fun passion for living an environmentally aware life. (Our Mom’s favorite is his morning toast workout routine!) His books are a testament to his thorough know-how and why-waste? awareness. Read Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life and Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living: Learning to Conserve Resources and Manage an Eco-Conscious Life. Then, compost your scraps, recycle your other bits and pieces then try out his line of earth responsible products, Begleys Best.
But before you invest in your own wind mill, according to Mr. Begley’s website, you should probably first buy some compact fluorescent bulbs and an energy saving thermostat, perhaps install extra insulation and double pane windows and when purchasing a new fridge, get an energy efficient one! Start small, but think bigger for the environment.
Remember, little things mean a lot: let the sun shine in, shop local and say no to the plastic bags, plant a garden, and cycle for your toast!