It's a great idea to capture the free heat from the Sun, and double-glazed windows can help trap the warmth in cooler months. But can they impede other forms of passive heating?
Properly maintaining air conditioning systems will allow them to last longer and use less electricity.
Halogen bulbs advertised as 'high intensity' are either those with an infrared coating that enables them to use less power.
Choose the right type of lighting for your needs.
Creative recycling is all about putting random rubbish - like empty toilet rolls - to inventive use, and goes to show there's more than one way to recycle your household waste.
Bird watching is a great green hobby to introduce the kids to - it's simple yet exciting, and they can definitely be involved in a hands-on way in attracting colourful birds to the yard.
Chances are that the toys at the top of kids' Christmas lists this year won't be coming from the North Pole; it's far more likely that they'll arrive in hulking container ships from China, which dominates the world toy production market.
Staunch environmentalists have long argued that shampooing is an unnecessary evil. But for those less keen on looking and smelling like a wet dog for six weeks, there are other options that are kind to both you and the environment