Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
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.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
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.
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).