Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
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.
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.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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 drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
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.