Take a moment and read up about people like No Impact Man. Read about it – the 100 mile diet, not buying anything new (the compact) – living self-sufficiently, reducing our global foot print (which I wrote about before).
Basically, get rid of your car and start riding public transportation (or better yet, BIKE to work). Too far? Car pool. Eat local – don’t shell out for the goods that had to travel over a hundred miles in a refrigerated truck, buy from the local farmers market.
What lead to this? This article on MSN Money, about profiting off this fiasco. After all, why bother with fighting with it when you can make money off of it? Disgusting.
It’s a goal of mine to be able to get a hybrid (or live close enough to work to bike). I’m working on getting a budget setup to afford organic, local produce (including beef, pork and chicken, I’m sorry, but I’m an omnivore). It’s a long-term goal – with a baby on the way and a tolerant wife I can only do so much. :)
I’d love to go at this 100%, but as with many things in life, it’s one step at a time.