If you don't like that idea, try these:
1) reduce your electricity usage, most electricity is generated by burning coal, which is the most carbon dioxide intensive fuel source
You can cut electric use by getting off your computer. Okay, you can switch all your lights to compact fluorescents. You can turn down the heat level of your hot water heater if it is electric and stop using the dishwasher if you have one. Turn off the television. Don't use air conditioning. If you have electric heat, turn it down to a lower temperature.
2) If you have heat from natural gas or even coal or wood, get used to lower temperatures in your house. If you have a gas fired water heater, turn it down and use less hot water. Take cold showers.
3) Buy locally grown produce. If you are buying fruits and vegetables grown thousands of miles away (like bananas) they have to be shipped using tons of oil to power the ships.
4) Use less water. Water has to be pumped using electricity, generated from burning coal in most cases. Landscape with plants around the house that do not require watering.
5) Use less paper and recycle the paper you use. Manufacturing of paper uses lots of energy generated by burning coal, natural gas, oil, or wood to dry the paper.
6) Recycle all metals, especially aluminum. Aluminum refining consumes huge amounts of energy, most often generated by burning coal. Steel, copper, and most other metals also require large amounts of energy to refine and this energy comes from burning fuels that generate carbon dioxide most often.
7) Use less cement. Concrete is one of the most "carbon dioxide intensive" materials we use. It takes huge amounts of energy to make cement in kilns fired with coal or petroleum coke.