I am constantly looking at ways to cut back my carbon footprint, reduce energy wastage and cut back on materials that are non-biodegradable. To that end I have actually sold my car, had it scrapped (it was a Volvo and therefore a high percentage was recycleable).
This time last year I even went as far as moving from an old property (100yrs old) which was hard to maintain, heat and as it was a flat on the 3rd floor it was difficult to adapt to more efficient energy savings etc.
We ran an energy audit in this house, changed suppliers for both gas & electricity to ensure a higher percentage of our fuels were from renewable energy sources. We installed a completely new boiler and a far better clock timer system, plus we did away with conventional bulbs before the EEC changed the legislation.
We recycle a lot, but I never feel that it's enough. I'm not sure how everyone else on the boards feel about these issues and I am certainly not about to preach. The purpose of this query is to find out what other solutions people on here have perhaps found, maybe what their local government require from you to cut back on energy usage etc?
Have you found a great product, device or service? For instance are you one of the few that have bought a solar panel to recharge batteries for your PSP (for instance) and does it work?
Or, like me, when you fire-up a cumbersome PC do you look at it and think "Damn, I really need to reduce the applicances I have in my house" i.e. switching to perhaps internal devices rather than a pile of external stuff etc.