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Tips for a more eco-friendly student lifestyle


Does your environmental footprint worry you? What effect does your day-to-day life have on the environment? As a student you need to consider both the environment and your wallet. Nemea Appart'Etud has 10 top tips to hep you personally become more eco-responsible.


10 tips for a more eco-friendly student lifestyle

If you sort your waste, use cloth bags, or unplug your electronics, you're already on the right track. Now  follow these 10 tips for an even more eco-friendly student lifestyle. They're good for the planet and your wallet too!


Buy secondhand items

Vinted is a must-have app for fashion lovers, anyone can buy or sell their clothes in a few clicks.


Shop just before the market closes

Did you know that when markets are close to closing time, producers sell their products at a lower price to avoid waste? Take the opportunity to support the local economy and fill your fridge with healthy food.


Make the most of unsold goods

Just like at the market, you can take advantage of unsold goods in shops. Get a full basket for less with apps like Too Good to Go or Phenix!


Seek out secondhand furniture

Secondhand furniture is always popular with students. Leboncoin is the ultimate shopping site.


Find supplies for next to nothing

Have you heard of Emmaüs? It's a real Aladdin's cave of cut-price products. A great place to get your supplies!


Borrow books from the library

The internet is amazing, but sometimes you need a real book. Instead of buying one on Amazon, borrow from it from your uni library or a public library.



Carpooling has been popular for years, and is a great eco-friendly choice for students. Use an app like Blablacar or find a specific Facebook group where you can look for rides to and from your home town.


Get involved in your neighbourhood

Your neighbourhood is bound to have some eco-friendly initiatives. Instead of throwing away your peelings and other food, use communal compost bins.


Save on heating

In winter, put off turning on your heating by wearing extra layers of clothing where possible! Blankets, socks, hot water bottles, it all helps to reduce your consumption.


Going zero waste

We're pretty sure your town or city will have a bulk-buy shop where you can buy all your products without packaging. Household products, soaps, cereals, you'll be surprised what you can buy package-free!

By Nahuel Pedroso - Marketing and Innovation Manager

Driven by nostalgia for my student years, I am constantly looking for information and tips to simplify students' lives. My goal is to share these discoveries to help students in their academic journey.