Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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.
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.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.