Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
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.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
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.
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.