Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Take time to work out how much you need before making a purchase. If you do this for items such as food and paint you'll avoid paying for quantities that will only go to waste.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Choose rechargeable batteries and a battery charger to cut down on disposables. Eventually recyclable batteries reach the end of their life too but they can be recycled – local recycling policies vary so check with your recycling facility.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
If you only need a tool or piece of equipment infrequently then instead of buying one, save resources by asking a friend or neighbour if you can borrow one. Or check online for a lending club, such as Streetbank.
Share tools and gadgets that people use infrequently rather than each of your neighbours buying their own individual items. Plan ahead and co-ordinate new purchases with your neighbours.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Check your local library to find out all the resources it provides. Libraries are a good place to read magazines and newspapers as well as borrowing books (and DVDs).