I think helping slow down and prevent further global warming starts with baby steps we can all take. Below are a few steps I have taken in my life to reduce my carbon footprint.
1. Turn off lights.
Simple. No need for all your lights to be on in the middle of the day if you aren't there.
2. Put electronics on a powerstrip.
My Television, Stereo, and other powersucking appliances are on a powerstrip in my house. When not in use I switch the powerstrip off. Any electronic you have that turns right on or has a clock or other screen on it is still drawing power when it is off.
3. Unplug it.
When not charging my phone or other electronic I unplug it. Especially the microwave and toaster. They draw power when you least expect it.
4. Buy local and Organic. Eat Seasonal.
Buying local decreases the gasoline used to get the food to you. Do you really need that veggie shipped half way across the world in the middle of winter. If you can buy local and organic double plus. Eat the food that is fresh when it is fresh!
5. Clean with Biodegradable Products.
When it goes down the drain, toilet, or runs off the driveway it all ends up back in the earth. The 7th Generation Products are great. But Vinegar and Baking Soda always work. Think back to your grandmother or in my case great-grandmother how they cleaned.
6. Read and Educate yourself.
In the past few years I have become really into food what is in it and where is comes from.
7. Don't force your ideas on people.
I have learned it is better to educate people but not to push your ideals onto them. If they want to follow you or want to know more great if not it's their opinion and I appreciate it.
Thats just a few of the simple things I do in my life to help improve the earth. If you have more please respond I love learning ways to decrease my carbon footprint and sharing with friends.