Careers & Beards

A Video Interview with Nick Offerman

by Ian Mathers

3 June 2011

Refraining from shaving can save the planet. To honor World Environment Day on June 5th, Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman sat down with PopMatters to discuss everything burly, bushy, and beardy ...
 

Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman plays Ron Swanson, maybe the manliest man on American television, so it’s no shock that he’s a fan of facial hair. Budweiser asked Offerman to help out with their Grow One, Save a Million Facebook campaign. Along with Craig Pregracke (the founder of nonprofit organization Living Lands & Waters), Offerman is enlisting guys to pledge to not shave from now until June 5th (World Environment Day, apparently). It turns out that not shaving saves an average of five gallons of water a day, and if you get enough guys growing beards, that adds up ...

To help recruit more beards, Offerman sat down with PopMatters to talk about saving water, the power of facial hair to close mall food courts, and making tables for Gandalf.

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