The good news is that there are plenty of things that we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. The key word is reduce . We can greatly lessen our impact on climate change by using the planet's resources more responsibly. There are many things we can reduce, and many ways we can reduce them, but three of the major ones are: reduce the amount of animal products you consume (meat, dairy, eggs, leather, etc.), reduce the amount of fuel you use (car, air travel, etc.), and reduce the amount of electricity you use. There are plenty of good resources on the web. I encourage you to do your own research, though you might find some of the links below to be useful.