AltUse Find - Winner of the 2010 Heart of Green Awards

Meet Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ted Danson, Local Hero Fred Schaeffer and the other winners of The Daily Green's 2010 Heart of Green Awards. Read More

Who he is: The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor, best known for playing Sam Malone on Cheers, and currently starring in three acclaimed shows, Bored to Death and Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, and Damages on FX.

Why he's green: In 1987, Ted Danson started an environmental group, American Oceans Campaign, which in 2002 merged with Oceana to become the largest advocacy group of its kind. In 2009, he narrated the documentary The End of the Line, and in 2011, he will publish his first book, about the state of the world's oceans.

What he says: "What do we do to fix the problems? You have to base that on science," he told The Daily Green, which honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the Heart of Green Awards ceremony in New York City April 20. You need a spiritual heart to realize that we are all in this together – literally all of us on this planet, and if we do not see that we're all in this together, that we all matter, that we all have an impact on each other, then this experiment won't work. You really have to rise to your highest level of being human to solve the environmental problems that are facing the world. To me it's an incredible conversation."

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