Actor and Environmentalist Ed Begley Jr.'s new show "On Begley Street" premiered at the evōx Television launch party yesterday in Pasadena, CA, at CalTech's Platinum LEED Building. Stars joined Ed Begley Jr. (“Arrested Development”, “St Elsewhere”), his wife, Rachelle Carson-Begley, and daughter Hayden Begley on the green carpet. We were fortunate to get the inside scoop on living in this green house from Hayden Begley that you can watch in this VIDEO: Ed Begley Jr daughter Hayden at On Begley Street Premiere.
Green carpet guests included Actor and Activist Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon a Time”, Director @OnBegleyStreet and Green Wish Co-Founder), evōx Television CEO Xav Dubois, John Savage ("Deer Hunter"/"The New World”), Sharon Lawrence ("Rizzoli & Isles"), Reverend Michael Beckwith (Agape International Spiritual Center), Bill Nye the Science Guy, The Makepeace Brothers (musical performers), Kate Linder ("Young and Restless"), Actor Nicholas Guest ("Mad Men") and Pamela Guest, Actor Gregory Michael (“How I Met Your Mother”), Annabelle Gurwitch (“Guiding Light”), and many more.
When we spoke to Ed Begley Jr. on the green carpet, he reflected on living a green life, “I have been doing it awhile since 1970, that’s 43 years now, and I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work…For a large home that’s a permanent home like this, this is a very green home, it will certainly hit the platinum certification.”
And when asked about challenges with building the house, Ed added, “There were some bumps in the road just schedule wise, waiting for the rain water tank, to order a 10,000 gallon rain water tank took some time, that’s huge…but I want to save a lot of water. I don’t want to use any precious LADWP water for irrigating my property, for irrigating my corn, tomatoes and trees, that can be done with rain water.”
Hayden Begley then described what it’s like to live @OnBegleyStreet with her parents. She made some profound statements about plastic that really hit home (no pun intended.) Hayden explained, “One thing that comes up in my house is that we don’t use much plastic just because we understand where it comes from and how plastic never goes away, it’s forever. Every bit of plastic that has ever been made is still on earth unless it’s been incinerated.”
Hayden then expanded on the family dynamics, “Growing up in my house, it was a little crazy, the conflicts we had. My mother being herself isn’t the greenest lady, but she certainly does try, and my dad who is all about the green. His life revolves around it, and it’s a good way to live, but I feel like you’ve gotta find balance and so I hope that’s where I come into play, become the moderator, and that’s really what our life is like, where there’s the green and the beauty.”
Ed Begley Jr. is also the face of Green Wish and on the board, and Green Wish Co-Founder Raphael Sbarge was there. When speaking to the crowd, Raphael shared, “We really need people to step up and make a difference. What Green Wish is…is a way to do that. And what I’m excited about is that evōx, a network committed to healthy living and the values we all share, has embraced us….Green Wish chapters are being set up in places all around the world…and if you’re interested in making a difference, you can start a Green Wish chapter.”
We then watched the first episode of “On Begley Street” on the big screen. evōx Television will live-stream new episodes of “On Begley Street” on Sundays. Check out their new Web TV network that is an integrated online entertainment experience with positive programming, a retail marketplace and social community for the globally-conscious consumer.
During this green event, there were also guided tours of CalTech's Platinum LEED Building, sustainable product demonstrations (the solar flashlights were cool at the Green Wish table), Nissan Leaf cars transported guests from the parking structure, and we heard live music from The Makepeace Brothers.
As we left, guests were given green gift bags. Many thanks to the sponsors, who included: Renee Lynn Medical Esthetics, Seasnax, Soofoo (all organic food), Susty Party FSC-certified paper straws, Real Food Daily, Green Garmento, who gave an awesome re-usable garment bag, Hampton Creek Foods, The Yoga Collective, Amella’s Gray Sea Salt Dark Caramels, New Resource Bank, and Jenkins Jellies Hell Fire Pepper Jelly.