Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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.
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.
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.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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.
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).
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.