Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
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.
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.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Take time to work out how much you need before making a purchase. If you do this for items such as food and paint you'll avoid paying for quantities that will only go to waste.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
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.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.