Ed says he's been living green since 1970. "It was the first Earth Day, and that was a big moment for me," he says. "I'd lived 20 years in smoggy L.A. After 20 years of that horrible smog, I wanted to do something to make a difference."

Ed says he started small—planting fruit trees, installing ceiling fans and buying an electric car—and has incorporated more green technology in his life over the years. Now, Ed has energy-generating bicycles, rain barrels to collect water, solar panels for lighting and solar ovens at his home.

Still, Ed's not content just yet. He's working on a solar panel remodel that will bring his electric bill down to $100 a year! "I think I need to simplify even further," he says.


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