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Winter Home Energy Savings Tips From Ed Begley, Jr.

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Ed Begley, Jr. Shares Money Saving Home Energy Tips

When you want to know how you can make some small, but significant differences to help out the Earth, there's one man who has a lot of thoughtful answers: Ed Begley Jr. Known for being a passionate advocate of all things green -- everything from solar energy, to electric cars, to riding bikes and using mass transit, to growing your own food, and more -- Ed is a true champion for the environment. An excellent source for getting money saving home energy tips.

(it) magazine is pleased to bring you "(it) bits," a series of bite-sized useful info you can use today in all aspects of your life and in your community. Because of his deep well of knowledge about how to live greener, and his impressive, well-spoken ability to give advice about it, our first "(it) bits" feature Ed Begley, Jr. with a series of Environmental tips.

In these first two tips for the cooler seasons, Ed shares ideas for reducing your winter power bill -- saving you money while making your home more energy efficient.

Ed just gave you the best suggestions for reducing your winter power bill. Now find out if your house is properly insulated for the winter:

Follow us through the seasons for more Environmental "(it) bits" with Ed Begley, Jr. to help you go green and save some green!

NOTES FROM BEHIND THE SCENES:

Making the Environmental "(it) bits" series has been a distinct pleasure. On the first day of production, Ed welcomed us into his cozy house and put us at ease with his warm demeanor and hot cups of tea. Surrounded by trees and gardens, his home, complete with a man cave out back above a detached, bike-filled garage, is a bastion of zen. We got right to work and managed to get most of Ed's advice in just one take. He's such a pro! As we were filming, I found myself making mental notes about changes I was going to make when I got home -- Ed inspires people to make good choices, both for themselves and for the Earth. Before you knew it, we were done and heading back into the world, but not before feeling very glad that the Earth -- and consequently we -- have Ed on our side.

Check out Ed Begley Jr.'s it magazine blog commentary about his Environmental "(it) bits" series tips. You'll get money saving home energy tips plus more insights and resources. 



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Sandra Payne

Sandra Payne

Sandy brings a seventeen-year career to her work as a professional writer and filmmaker, particularly for the web. Her extensive experience writing, directing and producing web series, and award-winning short films and trailers makes her a strong leader in helping (it) magazine bring to the public solutions-driven journalism. When she's not writing with (it) magazine she's busy writing award-winning scripts, developing optioned feature scripts, and serving as a columnist and feature article writer for magazines. She has credits in children's TV, written various ancillary products for children's entertainment properties, and has a published baby board book and a coffee table book of photographs. To help others maximize the benefits of social media, she teaches a class in refining and connecting one's online presence. She furthers her storytelling reach by working with people and organizations (i.e., Sundance Institute screenwriter's lab) to analyze stories to determine what might need an adjustment to make them great.



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