You're not really recycling unless you're buying recycled. The most important part of recycling is buying products that contain as much "post-consumer recycled content" as possible. Look for it and ask for it when you go shopping.
If getting where you’re going by bike or public transit alone isn’t
going to happen, consider driving part of the way and then jumping on
public transit or your bike (a folder would be perfect). A great way to beat traffic!
When watering the lawn, do it long enough for the moisture to soak down to the roots where it will do the most good. A light sprinkling can evaporate quickly and tends to encourage shallow root systems. Put an empty tuna can on your lawn - when it's full, you've watered about the right amount.
"Check your taps - one drip
per second wastes around 1200 litres of water in a year, that’s around
4 litres a day. A new washer is all that might be needed to stop that
drip. Never changed a washer? Click here for instructions."
"...buy clothes made with natural fibers, such as cotton, hemp,
and wool, and made with all-natural dyes (such as vegetable dyes or
herbal dyes). By wearing all-natural clothes, you'll be helping the
environment by avoiding cloth that required a lot of energy and waste
to produce, and you'll be helping yourself by avoiding irritating and
uncomfortable synthetic fibers and unhealthy chemical dyes."
"Not only does idling your engine waste gas, excessive idling can contaminate engine oil and harm engine components.
Except at a traffic signal or in slow traffic, turn your engine off if you're going to be stopped for more than ten seconds. Idling your engine for more than ten seconds uses more gas than turning your engine off and starting it again.
Reduce warm-up idling to less than 30 seconds, as long as your windows are clear. Then drive slowly and avoid rapid acceleration for the first few kilometres of your trip to let your vehicle warm up.
Don't use a remote car starter. It will encourage unnecessary idling."