by Michael dEstries
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In the latest issue of Best Life magazine, actor Woody Harrelson opens up about his environmental passions — and how such a life-long dedication came to be. At the age of eight or nine, it all started with an ant bed. From the article,

“It got me into fights. But every day, I would run out just after class and stand there and stop anyone from stepping on the ant bed. I’d stay put until everyone had passed by and then I’d finally go home. I guess you could call that my first activism.” The actor sums it up: “With a name like Woody, I suppose my path was probably already established. It was inevitable that I’d be doing something like this. But people didn’t really give the environmental movement much importance back then. Now it’s a pretty hip thing to be green. But me, I’ve always been kind of a Hollywood hippie.”

Check out the rest of the Woody’s trip down memory lane — including Ted Danson’s urging to get him involved in Oceana rallys during Cheers. The current issue of Best Life magazine is on stands now.

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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  • Becky

    That’s actually kind of cute. :p

  • Darky_

    Aww Thats Cool! I try and avoid bugs & other little ones when I see em. Hehehe I wouldn’t like to be stepped on!! :P

  • http://www.jessimonster.wordpress.com Jessica

    Ha ha ha. I used to do similar things to save ants. My family still makes fun of me for it.