Actor and noted environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. has given his endorsement to the Great March for Climate Action. “The most important and courageous journeys begin with taking that first step, together, in the right direction,” Begley said. “The Great March for Climate Action is imperative for the future of this planet and all living beings on it, not only to stand up to the climate crisis we are in, but to step forward and march on.”
Begley is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor known for his numerous roles on stage and screen. He is also a renowned environmental advocate and activist who has written two books on sustainability. He also had his eco-friendly, day-to-day life documented on the television program Living With Ed. His latest project is On Begley Street, a web-series that documents Begley and his family as they attempt to build North America’s greenest and most sustainable home.
“We are thrilled to have Ed Begley, Jr.’s endorsement,” said Dave Murphy, Communications Director for the Great March for Climate Action. “To have a man of his passion and dedication support our cause means we are on the right track to raising awareness for the biggest crisis society faces.”
The purpose of the Great March for Climate Action is to inspire and motivate the general public and elected officials to act now to address the climate crisis. Leaving Los Angeles, CA on March 1, 2014, marchers will walk 14-15 miles per day and camp nearly every night. After 3,000 miles on foot, the March will conclude in Washington, D.C. on November, 1, 2014. Rallies will be held in cities along the March route and new technologies will be demonstrated to show ways to combat the climate crisis.
Begley’s endorsement joins a long list of activists, politicians, and organizations that have pledged their support to the Climate March. Those pledging their support include environmental activist Bill McKibben, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), author and activist Jim Hightower and organizations including Physicians for Social Responsibility and 350.org.
“There are two possible responses to environmental issues,” Begley added. “You can forget them, and hope that government and corporations will figure things out, or you can take action yourself. Take action, march.”