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Eco-responsible student: 8 green actions to adopt on a daily basis to protect the environment

by | Jun 9, 2021 | Information

When you're a student, you may think you don't have the time or the means to be green. The good news is that this is just a preconceived notion. To put an end to it, Kidlee offers you quick and easy ways for the eco-responsible student in you to do good for the planet in no time.

The eco-responsible student's mini gestures

The tote bag, your friend for life

To the trash can plastic bags, ugly, fragile and moreover hyper polluting. You might as well opt for a tote bag for a trendy and eco-friendly effect. Here is a DIY to create your own eco-friendly bag and be stylish at your local fruit and vegetable store. It will also save you money by avoiding the plastic bags at the supermarket.

Sort out your emails 

Did you know that by deleting your emails, you will reduce the production of greenhouse gases? Indeed, according to a 2011 study, sending an email of 1 MB to 1 person is equivalent to the consumption of 25 Wh, or 25 minutes of use of a 60 W light bulb! To delete your old e-mails, which should now be useless, you can use the Cleanfox application. It will save you a lot of time by unsubscribing from newsletters that send you thousands of emails.

eco-responsible student : ecosia

Ecosia instead of Google

The search engine "Ecosia"You may or may not have heard of it. Just like Google, it allows you to search for anything and everything, but with a big plus. With each new search, a tree is planted. Today, Ecosia has over 126 million trees planted.

Join associations 

Nowadays, more and more young people are realizing the need for an ecological transition. But it is always better to be more numerous. That's why, in addition to individual actions, we need to make more people aware. So, don't hesitate to join an association that shares your values to rally even more people to the eco-responsible movement. Among the most active student associations, we find: the Réseau Étudiant pour une Société Écologique et Solidaire (RESES), the French Network of Students for Sustainable Development (REFEDD) and For an ecological awakening.

The eco-responsible student saves money! 

In addition to doing good for the planet, you will also do good for your wallet. When it comes to buying clothes, furniture or appliances, forget about buying new items. Try to always opt for second hand items. 

The eco-responsible student chooses ecological means of transportation

So, no, don't worry, we're not going to give you the cold shoulder if you take the car instead of public transportation. However, the more the merrier and the more the planet breathes! So, instead of taking a trip alone, you might as well share it with someone who has the same itinerary as you, thanks to carpooling! Or you can also choose the most ecological route proposed by Google Maps! However, if you don't have the luxury of a car, the planet will still smile at you when you walk or bike because you'll reduce your carbon footprint.

You will print your courses while respecting the planet

Don't panic, we're not going to tell you to stop printing your courses, because we know how important the paper medium is for learning. However, printing all your courses without trying to condense the information in order to limit the number of pages is not nice. You should think about printing on both sides and opt for an ecological policy.

Pay attention to your plate! 

Ecology is also about what you eat. Let's take the example of meat consumption. For example, 1 kg of beef is equivalent to an emission of 27 kg of greenhouse gases. The more meat you consume, the more you support excessive breeding and the worse things get. So, are you ready to sacrifice one of the three meat dishes of the week? Who knows, maybe you'll even go vegan in the end! In short, go for a sustainable and eco-responsible diet.

For even more eco-friendly gestures, don't hesitate to visit this article.