In the Los Angeles area of California it can be difficult to take a step back from the chaos and create a movement that betters our world as a whole. But, actor/director/activist Ed Begley Jr. has done just that through his environmental advocacy.
Ed’s most recent endeavor is to create a LEED Platinum house in Studio City, California.
LEED Certification, or “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design” recognizes best building practices and strategies for construction projects that aim to be as environmentally conscious as possible. The U.S. Green Building Council offers advice from building design through interior design and construction, all the way up to neighborhood development. Of the many levels of certification, Platinum is the highest attainable. Not only is Ed Begley Jr.’s house of LEED Platinum certification, but it strives to be “America’s Greenest House” and the entire construction process is featured through the television series “On Begley Street”.
How does one light up a LEED-Certified household? With Nokero solar light bulbs, of course! The Begleys used Nokero N220 lights to light up their construction project and ensure that the household was environmentally friendly, yet brightly lit, from start to finish. The portable solar light bulbs provide 5-8 hours of bright white light to visitors around the house after 6 hours of charging on the Begley’s sunny roof.
With Earth Hour happening at the end of the week, why not consider following the Begleys’ example and lighting your own home with solar light bulbs? Earth Hour is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund and encourages us all to turn off our lights from 8:30 – 9:30 PM Local Time on Saturday, March 29. Buy solar lights here and sign up for more exciting news here.