Not till I actually set foot on Tetiaroa did I fully appreciate what my friend Marlon had been saying for years. It is a land of unparalleled beauty, as well as a tremendous opportunity to show how sustainable technology and nature can survive side by side. I am honoured to be part of the Tetiaroa Society and all it stands for.
As environmental issues become more pressing, there are two possible responses: forget it and hope that government and corporations will figure it out, or take action yourself. In the “take action yourself” camp, a few individuals are leading the way. One such person in California is Ed Begley, Jr.
Turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Ed has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. He serves on the boards of The Coalition For Clean Air, The Thoreau Institute, and The Environmental Media Association, among many others,
He work in the environmental community has earned him a number of awards from some of the most prestigious environmental groups in the nation, including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Baykeeper, and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation.
He currently lives near Los Angeles in a self-sufficient home powered by solar energy.