Students do not have their own homes and therefore they cannot make the executive decisions that would reduce carbon emissions. When calculating my carbon footprint I found that the category for my home was the largest by far. I figured that it would be the highest because of air conditioning use, electricity, and the many electronics found in my home, but I was not expecting it to be as high as it was. In order to make my home more energy efficient I would install solar panels to generate electricity. Many people say skylights can be used in the day instead of light bulbs but, especially in Texas, that would cause the rooms to be warmer and more air conditioning would be necessary. In my roof I would install loft insulation. 25% of the heat generated in your home could be going through the roof. Installing loft insulation would keep that heat in and make less work for your heater. Living closer to school would decrease my carbon emission because I would spend less time in the car everyday traveling to and from school. An often unknown way to decrease your carbon footprint is changing the location of your fridge. Keeping your fridge out of direct sunlight, not close to the oven, against and outside wall, and with a few inches around it on every side can make a difference in how energy-efficient it is because it can allow the heat it generate to escape and air circulation around it. Buying locally grown food or even growing your own garden in your backyard will reduce your carbon emission. Installing motion activated lights outside your home will decrease the amount of time the lights are on. Also, LED lights emit half the amount of carbon as CFL and they don’t produce as much heat.