Save electricity by running your washing machine on a cooler setting and consider line-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer.
Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
If you're looking for a hotel go to TripAdvisor and select 'GreenLeaders' from the 'More' menu option above the search box.
Look at the types of products you use and switch from disposable to reusable, such as food and drink containers, razors and nappies.
Switch to LED lights. They cost less to run and last longer than any other bulb.
If possible replace disposable products with reusable ones (eg. food storage, coffee filters, straws, etc.).
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.
Sprinkle dry tea leaves to deodorise problem areas such as your cat litter tray.
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).
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
Rub beeswax over pans and baking sheets rather than use butter or oil each time. Over time the pan develops a permanent coating.
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.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
Reduce toxins in the home – always leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Avoid creating waste. When ordering food avoid plastic utensils or straws by asking in advance.
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.
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).
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.
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?
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
To avoid creating waste, choose products with the least amount of packaging.