Use charcoal deodorisers around the home to absorb rather than mask odours and toxins.
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.
Share the little things in life, such as newspapers, magazines, books and DVDs, between friends and neighbours.
Replace at least part of your lawn with a meadow as a wildlife habitat, and cut down on the need for watering.
Instead of buying paper napkins for each celebration buy cloth napkins that you can use again, or make your own.
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.
Where there's a choice select products with minimal or no packaging.
In the garden, use coffee grounds as a mulch for acid-loving plants or around the base of plants to deter ants and slugs.
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).
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.
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.
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).
Save and re-use the little sundries that come along with packaging, such as rubber bands, twist ties and boxes.
Filter water for all uses, not just drinking. Install a water filter instead of filling up those jugs.