by Michael dEstries
Categories: People.

snipshot_bx147loxli67.jpgWe were unaware that Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson showed up at the Oscars; and according to their publicist, they planned it that way to give Al Gore time in the spotlight to shine. How considerate! We have, however, learned of their arrival details and — as expected — they were green and consistent with Ed’s values.

First off, Ed and Rachelle were planning on pulling up to the red carpet in their new Phoenix Motorcars Electric SUT; but that was put on hold after the car was chosen to represent on the south lawn of the White House last Friday. President Bush held a press conference on plug-in and electric vehicles and the Begley’s vehicle was one of two (the other being a plug-in converted Prius) on hand to demonstrate.

So, with those plans scrapped, the Begleys opted to take their Toyota Rav4 EV Electric and simply self-parked in the parking structure rather than making a big deal about having a driver and a limo pass. How’s that for a green arrival? Though he was not nominated, nor presented, Ed sits on the board of Governors for the Academy and attends the event with Rachelle every year.

That electric RAV4 may have seen its last red carpet. Their new Phoenix will be permanently parked in their garage after the March 1 and March 8 unveiling events in LA and Dallas. (One of which Ecorazzi will be attending!). The RAV will then most likely be auctioned off for charity.

Way to go, Ed and Rachelle! The King and Queen of Green continue to prove to us why those crowns are so deserving. Remember to check out their show, Living With Ed, on HGTV and hit their site for more green info!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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