Dressed to the nines, Ed Begley Jr. put the pedal to the metal and rode his bicycle to the 2015 Oscars. And now he’s coming to the Vineyard — but most likely not biking across the Sound.

The Hollywood environmentalist and actor will be a featured guest at the second annual Environmental Film Festival hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. The festival begins on Thursday, May 26 and continues through Sunday, May 29. The theme this year is Inspired by Nature, and the festival is put on in partnership with Vineyard Conservation Society.

Ice and Sky tells story of 82-year-old glaciologist Claude Lorius.

After the opening reception on Thursday night the film Sonic Sea will open the festival. The movie explores the effects of industrial and military ocean noise on inhabitants of the oceans.

“Spring is a good time for an environmental festival,” said festival coordinator Michele Ortlip. “People are out doing their gardening and are concerned about their personal environment.”

Films on Friday focuses on climate change. Ice and Sky tells the story of 82-year-old Claude Lorius, the glaciologist whose discoveries sounded early alarms for global warming. In How to Let Go of the World, director Josh Fox traveled to 12 countries on six continents to document the effects of climate change.

“Josh Fox is a whimsical guy with a cool take on all subjects,” Ms. Ortlip said.

Saturday opens with Seasons, a documentary by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud. Last year’s festival featured only films by Mr. Perrin (perhaps best known for his film Winged Migration), and included a teaser of Seasons, said Ms. Ortlip. Returning festival goers can now see the film in its entirety.

On Saturday night, Bikes vs Cars takes center stage, a documentary championing the bicycle as a tool for change. A post screening discussion will take place with the director Fredrik Gertten (traveling in from Copenhagen) and Mr. Begley.

The event closes on Sunday with a 7:30 p.m. screening of Love Thy Nature, a movie narrated by Liam Neeson that explores the intimate and necessary relationship humans have with nature.

All films begin in the afternoon or evening to let people enjoy the day outside, said Ms. Ortlip. And in the spirit of the festival, the film society is providing their special guests with bicycles, adding a few more members to team bike.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit mvfilmsociety.com or call 508-696-9369. All films are screened at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Tisbury Marketplace.