Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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.
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.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.