Small, beneficial changes to day-to-day behaviour soon evolve into accepted practices and become the norm.
Opt for low-energy light bulbs, and ensure that you have loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Switch to Green Energy suppliers. Buy organic goods, minimising ‘food miles’. Eschew products that use excessive packaging: bring your own carrier bags when you shop. Reduce your contribution to landfill by using recycling and composting facilities. Donate unwanted goods to second-hand shops.
Leave the car at home and try walking, cycling or public transport. When replacing your car, look for the most carbon efficient. Choose a carbon neutral airline and you will play your part in lessening the negative effects of travel. You know it makes sense, but resist the temptation to preach to the unconverted.