Choose drought-resistant plants for the garden to cut down on the need for watering.
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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
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.
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.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.