SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. made a stop in Syracuse to tour the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Begley Jr. has been an environmental leader in Hollywood since the 1970s. Thursday afternoon, he got the chance to see how SUNY ESF is preparing students to work in green industries and all of the ways the campus strives to conserve energy and resources.
Begley Jr. says there are a lot of small steps individuals can take to reduce their own carbon footprint, like using energy efficient light bulbs, riding a bike to work or gardening.
"All of those things are very inexpensive and they will make a difference, then if you save money doing those things, which I promise you will, you can move up the ladder and do some medium ticket items, get a rain barrel to collect some rain water, get a little solar oven, put some attic insulation in," said Begley Jr.
Begley will also address the crowd at Thursday night's "2013 Feinstone Environmental Awards" at ESF. The event highlights that importance of stem education.
MOST Museum President Larry Leatherman will be honored for contributions to the field.