Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
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.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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).
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no 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.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
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?
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.