Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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).
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.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
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.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
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 charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
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.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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.