Sustainable Workforce Development Network

Building Sustainable Career Pathways

Sustainable Business, Sustainable Living
After the first Earth Day in 1970, Ed Begley Jr. began pondering what the future could look like if the momentum from this event was leveraged to make an even broader impact. So, he went to some of the leaders who had put Earth Day together, including Senator Gaylord Nelson, and posed a question: “It’s fine to have this one day,” he said. “But as a movement, and a community, what are we going to do the other 364 days of the year?” For his part, Ed has championed sustainable living for more than 50 years, making it a part of his legacy from his days as a struggling actor to today, when he is a celebrated actor who has starred in hundreds of film and TV shows. Aside from acting, he runs a sustainable business that features a line of green indoor cleaning products called Begley’s Best. And through his family foundation, he gives tens of thousands of dollars of his profits each year to support green initiatives he believes in.