The average US adult footprint is 30 tons. About half that is direct and half of that is indirect.
I wish to limit all of my suggestions to:
things that add luxury and or money to your life (no sacrifices)
things that a million people can do (in an apartment or with land) without being angry at bad guys
Whenever I try to share these things that make a real difference, there's always a handful of people that insist that I'm a monster because BP put the blame on the consumer. And right now BP is laying off 10,000 people due to a drop in petroleum use. This is what I advocate: if we can consider ways to live a more luxuriant life with less petroleum, in time the money is taken away from petroleum.
Let's get to it ...
If you live in Montana, switching from electric heat to a rocket mass heater cuts your carbon footprint by 29 tons. That as much as parking 7 petroleum fueled cars.
35% of your cabon footprint is tied to your food. You can eliminate all of that with a big enough garden.
Switching to an electric car will cut 2 tons.
And the biggest of them all: When you eat an apple put the seeds in your pocket. Plant the seeds when you see a spot. An apple a day could cut your carbon footprint 100 tons per year.
I have about 200 more things to share about cutting carbon footprints. Ask me anything!
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