Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Take holidays closer to home and avoid air travel if you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
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).
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
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.
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).
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
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.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
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.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
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?
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.