Actor and eco-activist Ed Begley Jr.'s "aha" moment about the environment came during the first Earth Day in 1970. He heard the talk about air and water pollution, and it struck a chord.
He had personally experienced the effects of L.A.'s smog and seen the pollution in Santa Monica Bay from raw sewage. "So I knew that the problems were real," Begley says.
He got involved and made some changes. And he found benefits to using public transportation and riding his bike, turning the thermostat down in the winter and up in the summer, cleaning with baking soda and vinegar products, and eating low in the food chain.
"It saved me money," he says....