Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
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.
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).
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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).
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.