Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
If you order coffee when you're out and about carry your own mug to avoid paper waste – we all know this is an easy win, but do we all do it?
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
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.
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.
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.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).