How to Protest the Oil Spill From Home

gulf oil spill
gulf oil spill

Let's call the incident playing out in the Gulf of Mexico what it is: an oil explosion. An "oil spill" is just too polite a way to put it. And normally, when something spills, it quickly empties of its contents.

Meanwhile, things seem to be actually getting worse in the Gulf as BP and others try in vain to cauterize the open wound that they made in the middle of our ocean.

It's no wonder we all feel so powerless as we watch the devastation from our homes. Where was the emergency plan? Is there anything the rest of us can do to help while we wait?

Maybe now is the time to look at our consumption habits. Here are some tips to ween yourself off your oil dependency at home: