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).
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.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
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.
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.
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.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
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.
Use dried tea leaves as a deodoriser. Scatter them over the carpet, leave for ten minutes then vacuum up. Place in the fridge to absorb odours (like baking soda).
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.