Depending on where you live, your per capita CO2 emissions will vary. In the United States, you are responsible for 16.2 metric tonnes of carbon per year. That's a lot of carbon! And your actions are not just your own- by making lifestyle changes like carpooling, eating a plant-based diet, and staying informed, you can influence others to change as well. You'll also find that taking steps to decrease your carbon footprint may also save you money and improve your health. If you're interested in some easy changes to get started, check out our other FAQ answer: "I care, where do I start?"