Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and 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.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
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.
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.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.