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.
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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.