Episode 02

Starting a life of sustainability can be intimidating, but not to fear! Did you know that even the smallest changes can reduce your carbon footprint? This week, Ed and Rachelle share what they first did to aid in environmental protection, and how environmentalists such as Don Henley and Rachel Carson inspired them to take the leap. They also explain why they had to be squatters before they received LEED certification for their eco-friendly home, and read some advice you sent us about improving environmental issues.

LESSONS FROM THIS EPISODE:

1. Start small. You don’t have to make huge changes.

2. No one is perfectly green. Don’t avoid doing something because you’re afraid you won’t do it perfectly. Don’t let perfection be the enemy.

3. In the words of Don Henley, “Without the environment, we have nothing.”

 

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Ed's acting resume

Rachelle's acting resume

Environmental writer Rachel Carson

Living with Ed

LEED Housing Information from the US Green Building Council

Architect William Hefner

First Earth Day 

Coalition for Clean Air

American Lung Association 

Tube - Public transportation in London

MARTA - Public transportation in Atlanta

MTA - Public transportation in New York City

Toyota Prius

Chevy Volt 

Plug-in hybrid cars

Maurice LaMarche

Friends of the River

Don Henley

"Actor Crams for Test" - Tracey Kaplan's LA Times article

Exxon Valdez oil spill

Rain barrel information

Lutron Electronics

Solar thermal

Don Henley's Walden Woods Project

 

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