Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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).
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).
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
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.
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.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
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.
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.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.