My dad really annoys me when he always offers to drive me home in his SUV when I'm about to leave after visiting. It's a fairly short distance, and it just makes far more sense to walk for multiple reasons. stressed
So anyways, walking and taking public transportation are probably my most constant contributions. I also try to use lights and the tap as little as possible. Oh and I recycle! whee I really need to switch to the new bulbs as soon as I have some more money, though. ^^;
Currently I have the blinds open so I can use the sun as light as opposed to lightbulbs. I've also been following a pesco-vegetarian diet for a little over four years now, so I've been reducing my footprint in that aspect for a while c:
Those special light bulbs. Carpooling. Walking instead of driving short distances. Reading instead of playing video games or watching TV. Also, the obvious: turn stuff off before you leave a room or go to sleep.
I'm not hugely good about reducing my carbon footprint, but I definitely prefer natural light to artificial, and I try my best not to use paper towels to dry my hands--I let my hands drip-dry to save paper. My mom thinks I'm nuts, but it doesn't seem like a big deal to me and it probably helps. I will use paper towels for big kitchen messes, though... *sigh* I wish I was doing more! If my area wasn't overcast for at least 180/365 days of the year, I would try to talk my parents into solar panels...
Did you know that plants eat Carbon Dioxide?
Did you know that the green house effect actually cools the Earth?
Did you know that climate change is a natural thing the Earth does, to regulate itself? Nothing to do with humans.