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.
If you order coffee when you're out and about carry your own mug to avoid paper waste – we all know this is an easy win, but do we all do it?
Those little fruit and veg labels that supermarkets use can be recycled too. Peel them off and stick them onto a plastic container in the recycling bin.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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).
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
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.