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Raphael Sbarge and Ed Begley Jr.

It was a true pleasure talking with Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time, The Young and the Restless, Independence Day, Prison Break, The Guardian, Star Trek: Voyager, Risky Business) and Ed Begley Jr. (Family Tree, Rizzoli & Isles, Gary Unmarried, Arrested Development ,Six Feet Under, Kingdom Hospital, 7th Heaven, St. Elsewhere, This Is Spinal Tap) about what happiness means to them, simple steps to help the environment, and what Green Wish is all about and how you can help. This interview took place at the building site for Ed's brand new leed platinum certified home. We hope you enjoy this conversation and please do your part to make our earth a better place.

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Green Wish is a grassroots, non-profit organization that funds local, green organizations through customers’ small donations at local retailers. Put simply: We’re a charity that helps fund the green projects in your neighborhood!

Green Wish was founded in 2009 by actor/producer Raphael Sbarge, after the birth of his first child, “I was struck by how alive I suddenly felt as a father,” he explained. “Conversely, I also felt remarkably vulnerable and defenseless to protect this little person’s journey in a world as vast and complex as ours. I had to ask, ‘What can we do to contribute in any small way to leave the world a better place than when we found it?’”

The answer: Green Wish – we help people to support a movement – not just one organization, but multiple ones. When you donate to Green Wish, you’re actually helping numerous environmental groups, right in your own community.

Green Wish partners with local retailers, which place our donation cards right at their cash registers. Customers can “buy” and add Green Wish donations on to their purchase at the retailer.

These donations are collected by local Green Wish chapters and distributed regularly to area organizations that have been carefully vetted. The board of directors in each chapter evaluates and selects deserving organizations with track records of good work across the green spectrum, focusing on air, water, earth and environmental education. Ninety cents of every dollar goes to your local green groups.

We started in Los Angeles with a chapter supporting nine organizations in Southern California. We are spreading across the country with the ultimate goal to start Green Wish chapters across the country, all supporting groups in their communities. Join us!

INFORMATION COURTESY OF WWW.GREENWISH.COM