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Angelenos Against Gridlock presents: Ed Begley, Jr. on Transit, Biking, and Green Living

Angelenos Against Gridlock presents: Ed Begley, Jr. on Transit, Biking, and Green Living

Join us to hear actor & environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. reflect on his passion for public transportation, biking, and green living.

Lunch reception: 11:30 am • Lecture & Q&A: 12:15 pm – 1 pm Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum, 111 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Free! RSVP required.

Biography: Emmy nominated actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. practices what he preaches, riding public transportation and biking when he’s not driving his electric car. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series St. Elsewhere. He co-starred in the Woody Allen movie Whatever Works with Larry David, as well as the Seth Rogan/Judd Apatow film Pineapple Express, and a number of Christopher Guest films, includingA Mighty WindBest In Show and For Your Consideration. Other film credits include Batman Forever, The Accidental Tourist and The In-Laws, and on television, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest FightRecount, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development and Boston Legal. He also directed several episodes of NYPD Blue. On the theatrical stage, he starred in David Mamet’s November at the Mark Taper Forum, and has also appeared The Cryptogram and Romance, and he wrote and directed the play Cesar andRuben.

The son of an Academy Award-winning actor, he now himself serves on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ed lives in a solar-powered home and drives an electric car, and he and his family are currently documenting construction of a LEED Platinum-certified home for On Begley Street, a television and Web series. He serves on the boards of Green Wish, the Coalition For Clean Air, The Thoreau Institute and the advisory board of the Union Of Concerned Scientists. His environmental activism has earned him awards from the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Baykeeper and other organizations.

About Angelenos Against Gridlock:  Angelenos Against Gridlock's pro-transit, pro-bike, anti-gridlock work has led to coverage on the front page of the Los Angeles Times and on Good Morning America, KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?", KPCC, KNBC, KABC, KCAL, and in the New York Times, LA Daily News, LA Weekly, Curbed LA, Wired, LA Observed and more. Read more about us at Angelenos Against Gridlock is headquartered in downtown Santa Monica and is led by its President, David C. Murphy, and is fiscally sponsored by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.  Follow us on Twitter at @EndingGridlock and follow David at @DavidCMurphy. (The Twitter hashtag for conversing at the event will be #endinggridlock.)

NOTE: Space is limited -- we cannot guarantee entry unless you RSVP. 


Special thanks to The David Bohnett Foundation for sponsoring our David Bohnett Global Thought Leaders speakers series.


Angelenos Against Gridlock thanks its donors and event sponsors, who make our work possible:

David Bohnett Foundation

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Contact dmurphy@endinggridlock.orgfor event sponsorship benefits & details regarding this event. For general donation information for Angelenos Against Gridlock's 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal sponsor, the Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment, visit our website.


This event is part of Angelenos Against Gridlock's speaker series, made possible by the David Bohnett Foundation, and we thank our event partners and advisors.

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