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).
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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 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.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.