If we wait for MPs to solve climate change, we’ll be waiting a very long time. It’s far more empowering and effective to use less oil individually, and together this can help to create an oil-free economy, which is really the only answer. Here are a few ideas you can help:
Switch to a green energy company. Ecotricity is likely the best, it’s truly ethical and the company only uses vegan-friendly energy (so not energy from abattoirs etc) and also is making grass from gas! And either don’t drive, drive less or join a car-sharing company.
Switch to natural fabrics like cotton, hemp or linen (wash oil-synthetic fibres in microplastic catcher). Also choose organic beauty and cleaning products (to avoid ones made with petroleum jelly). Choose unscented for pregnancy/nursing, affected medical conditions and for pet/baby bedding/bowls/cleaning.
Use a waterless car wash (to avoid driveway or supermarket car washes, that send untreated water down drains and cause mini oil spills). If you sail, read tips on how to be a greener boater.