Today we talk about eco-colocation: living together and thinking green!
You are always more and more numerous to look for a flatshare in France and this for quite obvious reasons like saving a small sum of money in your pockets and socializing in a city which you do not know yet… but how many of you also think about the planet? Yes! In shared accommodation we share a living space and this is already a big positive point. But with a big fridge full of food and shared by many, waste is almost inevitable! So you have to be smart and find ways to limit waste.
With this article, we invite you to think about the good practices you can adopt think a little greener and do something good for our planet!
The 3 good practices of an eco-colocation
#1- Think local
Buying your weekly grocery at the market can be time consuming, but it’s buying and consuming responsibly! For your dose of vegetables and fruits, meat and cheese visit the markets on your doorstep.
Buying local means several things at once: you can support local farmers, who are constantly fighting against supermarkets, and also avoid waste while reducing over-packaging! If it isn’t beautiful and simple as that!
#2- Grow your plants
Even if you don’t have a large garden, growing your own food is easy and highly recommended. We have already written an article about plants and tips on how to make some space for our green friends, you can find it here.
So no more excuses 🙂 You can start with small aromatic plants, they’re are easy to take care of!
#3- Don’t let your food rot in the fridge
As already announced, this is a big French problem! Food waste is a major issue of our era and we must find a solution quickly. So why not start in our daily lives?
Avoid throwing your food away at the end of the week, put post-it notes on the fridge, on your front door, on your left arm… and double-check the expiration dates of your food!
Participating in an eco-colocation is a real choice of life which, like all things, requires a little effort to show its results! Take the time to think about it the next time you shop.
Looking for a flatshare?
All that talk about flat-sharing made you want to join a flatshare? If you haven’t found the flat of your dreams yet, Chez Nestor, the leader in furnished flat sharing in France, is here for you! Our services do not stop at simply providing you with an easily accessible accommodation, but also at taking in hand your stay from A to Z.
Chez Nestor takes care of the opening of all your contracts (water, electricity, gas, heating, internet…) for a stress-free experience with an individual lease (so flexible!).
Check out all our colocation offers in Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Lille and Toulouse.
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