LIVING WITH ED MOVES TO PLANET GREEN
NEW ORLEANS, La., May 19, 2008 � LIVING WITH ED starring actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., moves from HGTV to Planet Green when the 24-hour eco-lifestyle network makes its debut on June 4.
"Ed Begley, Jr. is a veteran of green living and a passionate advocate for the environment," said Eileen O'Neill, President and General Manager, Planet Green. "LIVING WITH ED gives viewers a candid look at what it's like to live in an eco-friendly way every day with great information and a heavy dose of fun."
"I am so pleased LIVING WITH ED is going to be a part of Planet Green," said Ed Begley, Jr. "I've had a great time making the series and look forward to continuing to share the show with its many fans."
LIVING WITH ED chronicles the eco-friendly adventures of actor Ed Begley, Jr. and his wife Rachelle as they navigate life in Los Angeles with Ed always trying to leave the smallest "footprint" in his wake. The series shows the compromises the Begleys make in their day-to-day household to maintain a sustainable life in a city known for its excess.
Begley serves on the boards of organizations including the Thoreau Institute, the Earth Communications Office, Tree People and Friends of the Earth. He has earned a number of prestigious awards from environmental groups, including the California League of Conservation Voters. Begley currently lives in Los Angeles in a solar-powered home with his wife Rachelle and their daughter Hayden. His new book Living Like Ed is currently available nationally, and he continues to tour the country giving speeches about his sustainable living practices.
About Planet Green
Planet Green is Discovery Communications' global, cross-company initiative with a commitment to document, preserve and celebrate the planet, including the first-ever 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network coming to more than 50 million homes on June 4, 2008. Planet Green is the multiplatform media destination with a mission. It's the center for the new green conversation, speaking to people who want to understand green living and to those who truly want to make a difference in meeting the critical challenge of protecting our environment. Planet Green's unique content, tools and information will enlighten, empower and most importantly, entertain. Planet Green's platforms include leading eco-lifestyle website TreeHugger.com and the recently launched solutions-oriented PlanetGreen.com.