Look, someone has to start telling people how to help, and that might as well be me. If every single adult American human could save just one gallon of gas a week, that would add up to 228 million gallons of gas a week, or over a BILLION gallons of gas every month. Imagine that! And cutting back by just one lousy gallon of gas a week wouldn't be much of a sacrifice, would it?
(This is based on the 2008 total of 228,182,000 adults in America. Of course, no matter how hard some people try to save energy, others are going to be pigs. A total of about 250,000 Hummers were sold between 2002 and 2008, and I presume people who bought those don't care about either birds or people in the Gulf of Mexico enough to cut back their personal oil usage. But still. Even if 3,182,000 "adults" refused to save one gallon of gas a week, we'd still reach a billion gallons saved every month. Just think if we could double, or triple, or quadruple that!)