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.
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 possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
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.
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.
Use a recycled plastic water butt to collect rainwater for your garden.
Grow houseplants for clean air and give them rainwater occasionally as it has less impurities than tapwater.
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?
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.