Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!
I've thought of some more things that we do:
I keep a small recycling bin under my office desk, instead of a garbage can. The garbage is a couple feet away, so I am more likely to toss any paper I can't re-use into the recycle bin instead of the garbage.
I have water-savers on all the taps and in the shower. I have water dams in both the toilet tanks.
I use no chemicals on my gardens or lawn. Nor do I water it, I let the rain do that. A little bit of brown grass doesn't bother me, and my grass grows long roots to help it survive a drought.
I use ceiling fans instead of an air conditioner. I wash dishes by hand instead of using the dishwasher. My house came with these two appliances, so it is a choice for me.
I only heat the important rooms, as we have electric heat - that means my office and the living room - where we spend most of our time. In the bedrooms we just use lots of quilts. I have now found I sleep better in a cooler room.
We always buy in bulk, so cut down on excess packaging. We only put out one small garbage bag a week.
My neighbours, who both work, and their 10y & 12y are in school all day, and they eat out a great deal - put out 10-14 bags of garbage a week!