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.
Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
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.
Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.
Use beeswax candles instead of ordinary paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, brighter and last longer. They also emit negative ions which improve air quality.
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.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
Save paper – always refuse paper receipts.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.