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.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
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.
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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.