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.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
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).
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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.
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.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.