Aerospace Engineering student, Lanval O’Garro (2023), got the idea for his business, EarthStudent, after participating in the “Samsung UK Not A school” competition in 2020. During this process, Lanval reflected on the impact that society has on environmental structures, and as a result, EarthStudent was created.
Lanval identified an opportunity to create an online community for students that would inform and educate them on how to live more sustainably for less.
The website has now developed into an affiliate marketing platform with a growing catalogue of sustainable and B-Corp partners, offering discounts/deals for students. Products promoted include apparel, food, services, healthcare and more!
EarthStudent was entered into the “Samsung UK Solve for Tomorrow” programme in 2021, where Lanval explored ways in which Blockchain Technologies and Earth Observation data could be incorporated into the website.
Lanval has a clear vision for the future. As the online brand strengthens and the community grows, he wants to develop an app that rewards students with cryptocurrency, to further incentivise students to make more sustainable choices.