As the negative impact of climate change increases, the need to lower humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions is more important than ever before. With a global effort in government and business underway it can sometimes seem hard for the general public to get involved and make a difference. The best place to start is always with your own personal emissions, for example, by altering your means of travel can make a significant impact. In Australia, 18% of our annual greenhouse gas pollution is from transport, the majority of which is done on our roads. I plan to reduce my carbon emissions in this area especially through the way I get to Monash. By carpooling with a friend you instantly half your collective emissions from the trip. The less cars driving the same trip the smaller the impact on the environment. Another easy but effective way to make a difference is by using public transport whenever possible. Entirely remove the emissions you would have released from your car by filling up trains and buses instead which already would have been running. By sharing your journey with others and travelling together, we can all help make a difference.