An Earth Day challenge for any of us. 15 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint. Practice the Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Entertain your family and friends in larger groups. Have a quality meal and quality time at home at less expense. Plant local, native plants when you beautify your surroundings. Make homemade gifts for holidays and birthdays. Consider your water usage every time you turn on the tap. Consider your energy usage every time your flip the switch. Our awareness can make a difference. Remember that the planet Earth, our home, is our Spaceship.