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Ed Begley Jr. to speak at Georgia Southern University Feb. 16

Ed Begley JrActor and activist Ed Begley Jr. will speak at Georgia Southern University on Monday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center on campus.

Begley, a six-time Emmy-nominated actor and current star of “Gary Unmarried” and “Living with Ed,” will present his theme, “Live Simply So That Others Can Simply Live,” as part of LivinGreen Month. He is the third speaker in Georgia Southern’s Sustainability Seminar Series.

‘We are excited to have such an inspiring and entertaining leader in environmental education share his knowledge with the campus community,” said Nigel Davies, Director of the University Wellness Program.

Few people are known for having Begley’s track record of taking personal responsibility for the environment. Known for turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, he has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Begley serves on the boards of a variety of organizations including the Thoreau Institute, the Earth Communications Office, Tree People and Friends of the Earth.

Begley’s work has earned awards from numerous environmental groups including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, the Santa Monica Baykeeper and the Southern California Gas Company. His hit HGTV series “Living with Ed” looks at the day-to-day realities of “living green” with his not-so-environmentalist wife Rachelle Carson.

Begley will speak for approximately 30 minutes and then answer audience questions. He will sign books and DVDs, which are on sale at the University Store, in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center beginning at approximately 8 p.m.

Begley’s visit is co-sponsored by the University Wellness Program, the Office of Sustainability in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology, and Campus Recreation and Intramurals. For more information please see go to: http://welcome.georgiasouthern.edu/wellness/livingwithEd.html.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 116 degree programs serving nearly 18,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.- See more at: http://news.georgiasouthern.edu/pressrelease.php?id=1762#sthash.ckQiuhD5.dpuf

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