1. Choose a place to live that reduces the need to drive - it will reduce your stress as well.
2. Think twice before purchasing another car - so you're not tempted to drive more, and you don't cause the environmental damage of auto production.
3. Choose a fuel-efficient, low-polluting car - suitable for typical needs, not extraordinary needs. Consider a low- or zero-emission vehicle.
4. Set concrete goals for reducing your travel - use your odometer to check your progress.
5. Whenever practical, walk, bicycle, or take public transportation.
6. Eat less meat - even shifting to dairy products helps.
7. Buy certified organic produce - which is generally produced more sustainably, with less mechanization and better crop rotation, and doesn't create water pollution from fertilizers and pesticides.
8. Choose your home carefully - especially don't move into a home that's too big and will require more to build and heat. Avoid new developments. Look for insulation, efficient windows, heat-recovery ventilation and other improvements if you do buy a new home.
9. Reduce the environmental costs of heating and hot water - install efficient hot water heating. Choose natural gas or an electric heat pump. Turn down the thermostat, insulate, seal the windows, upgrade windows and doors for energy-efficiency. Consider a solar collector and extra large storage tank for water, if you have an electric water heater. Request a free home energy audit.
10. Install efficient lighting and appliances - buy the most energy-efficient refrigerator, only as large as you need. Look for energy labels. Wash clothes in cold water where possible. Try compact fluorescent bulbs which last 10x as long and use 1/4 the electricity.
11.Choose an electricity supplier offering renewable energy
And don't forget their more recent 10 Steps to Reduce Global Warming, which we covered earlier.