Our "energy footprint" refers to the impact we have on the world's environment as we consume energy. While there is no silver bullet to fix our energy and environmental problems, we can make a big difference if each person makes a few, simple lifestyle changes. Most people fear that these changes will mean a reduction in their standard of living; but if society as a whole shifts to a new paradigm, we won’t have to give up our quality of life. It is up to each of us to make it happen. Adopting new behaviors in the way we commute, drive, shop, eat, and live can considerably reduce the effects of our "energy footprint" and will ultimately ease the transition toward a sustainable world.
Here is a pdf file of selected compelling facts that can be used by educators or simply shared with friends and family.
The following websites are full of valuable suggestions and tips on how to reduce your "Energy Footprint".