Remember when I talked about finding inspiration and motivation for living a sustainable lifestyle by following Instagram accounts about sustainable living?
If you didn’t read that post, you can find it through the link above, as the last tip.
Well, I realized that you might not know who to follow or where to begin looking.
So I have compiled a list of 20 Sustainable Instagram accounts that I think can give you lots of inspiration and motivation on your journey to living a sustainable lifestyle.
I’m sure if you’ve heard about environmental concerns, you’ve heard about Greenpeace. It is the biggest organization involved in environmental activism.
And the best part is they have an Instagram account. They share news about what’s going on in the world of sustainability and the environment.
The most helpful thing about their account is that they frequently have petitions against big companies in order to make an impact on their unsustainable activities.
As well as petitions for better legislation to protect the earth. It is the easiest and quickest way anyone can make a difference if the petition is successful. Even if it isn’t, the impact is made.
The World Economic Forum focuses more on positive news and change that has been made in the world. They share stories from countries who are doing it right and scientists who work to find green solutions.
They do still raise the alarm for unsustainable practices and dangerous waters that the world is in, but mostly their feed has an atmosphere of progress.
Seeing some positivity in your feed can definitely be a great motivator to keep fighting the good fight.
#WhoMadeMyClothes? If you don’t know what that hashtag means, this account will tell you all of it. They explain exactly what the fashion revolution is and who it is for.
Their account has tips to adopt ethical fashion and they often feature ethical fashion activists and companies.
They make an effort to answer all your ethical fashion questions. What’s more, they offer free courses on the topic and you can take part in the revolution directly by signing the Manifesto.
For Good is an app that you can use to reduce your carbon footprint. It works by measuring your CO2 emissions and subtracting money from your account every week to neutralize your emissions.
They send that money to organizations and initiatives that focus on reducing carbon emissions. You can limit your weekly amount too.
This is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint if you, say, have to fly a lot and you have no other way to get around it.
But if you don’t want to spend money offsetting your carbon emissions, you can always do that by changing your lifestyle.
Which is why they’re Instagram account, Forgood.eco, is a good account to follow for practical tips you can use in your daily life to offset emissions.
They share stories about what they stand for: the earth and the earth’s people. From countries who need aid after a natural disaster, to stories about diversity and planet appreciation.
They share positive news and stories that will make you smile.
Their feed definitely makes you aware of what’s going on in the world without making you feel hopeless. Their feed gives off a sense that we are all apart of something bigger.
Run by George Steinmetz, who photo- and videographs the way food is provided in different countries. He shares where the food comes from and how it is cultivated.
His objective is to raise awareness about the food needs of humanity and the shortcomings the world has when trying to provide for the rapidly growing population.
Besides bad farming practices, he also shares responsible farming practices and innovative technology, which indicates in which direction the world should go.
The small business owners
This business strives to be as transparent as possible. They stock clothing brands that are sustainable and give you the information about their brands’ origins and impacts.
If you live in London you can visit their store on Greek street or shop their clothes online if you don’t.
They also have panels that they host frequently on topics like sustainable technology in fashion and how to scale up a small ethical business.
Their Instagram account updates you on upcoming panels and information about the brands that they stock.
This travel agency is a responsible tourism business that focuses on mindful travelling and minimizing the harmful impacts tourism has on local communities.
They do tour packages for people who want to travel in groups and meet new people.
Their account shares pictures from recent trips and the sustainable practices in the country and the unique cultures.
Pronounced attention, attndotcom is a publishing company with a twist. They use entertainment to inform the public about interesting and sometimes controversial topics.
From social topics to environmental problems and everything in between, you can count on attndotcom to bring it to you in the most interesting way possible. They have educated me in so many ways.
10. Ethical Hour
A marketing agency that works with sustainable brands and changemakers to help them achieve sustainable development goals.
Their account shares brands who are ethical and sustainable, news about environmental policies and movements, recycling, and all things to do with sustainability.
They share a lot of new information and you can learn a lot about efforts in sustainability through their feed.
This shop stocks all the things you need to live a zero-waste lifestyle. They are also completely plastic free. The owners share their personal stories on how they got to a zero waste lifestyle frequently on their feed.
They also share pictures of how they go about being zero-waste day-to-day.
The products on their feed is coupled with practical ways to use them as well as more zero-waste living tips.
This business gives back to the people. Every item is made by artisans all over the world and survivors of trafficking.
Each post of these products is coupled with who made them and how it empowers the artisans. There are also events shared in their feed where you can shop these products and meet the owner.
13. Kamèa Chayne
Kamèa is the person who set my eco lifestyle in motion. She liked one of my pictures on Instagram. I was curious so I went to her account and scrolled through it, I found something awesome.
She posts these amazing pictures of her in nature, wearing ethical fashion, culture or of a product she knows is doing its best for this planet.
But it’s not just that. On some of her posts, she motivates you to be grounded and aware of your surroundings and yourself. On other posts, she shares alternatives to practices most think are sustainable enough but aren’t really.
An example of this is one of her posts on how organic farming still exploits the land and the alternative is to mimic wild ecosystems. She shares statistics and an explanation as to why too so it’s really informative.
14. Matthew Shribman
Matthew is a scientist who shares sciency facts in the most interesting, fun and simple ways possible.
His most interesting and entertaining posts are the ones where he shares fun facts about nature and animals while standing under a running shower. There are a lot of other things going on in his feed too.
He has these illustrations with fun facts and he shares videos while he walks and talks about climate change. They always contain actionable steps to make a difference.
He is also part of the #NoBeef team and shares information about it a lot. His way of interacting on Instagram is unique, quirky, entertaining and keeps me coming back for more.
15. Bamble co.
Bamble is all about using sustainable practices in your household. They share quotes and reminders of zero-waste practices as well as motivation.
Including talking about upcycling, thrifting, reusables and plastic awareness. They also guide you in finding your own ways to be zero-waste and using your creativity.
Emily is a conscious consumer and ethical fashion advocate. She focuses on products and brands that are eco-friendly and ethically made. As the owner of Give A Damn Goods she also shares her own products.
As someone living with anxiety a lot of her products reflect that and are super motivating. My favourite is her shirt that says ‘Stressed, A Mess, But Still Ethically Dressed’.
She always shares the products that are relevant in her day-to-day life with her followers, which is great for inspiration.
Helen is a vegan who is a big advocate of mental health. She shares delicious vegan recipes sometimes, especially in her stories. But her focus is on mental health and bringing up an eco-warrior baby.
She shares tips on how to cultivate good mental health and teaching children to do so from the beginning. Also, her posts about her daughter, Evelyn, are too adorable.
Alex is a responsible travel advocate and a Dubrovnik travel specialist. She shares amazing pictures of the places she travels to. Along with responsible travel tips and places she finds that are sustainable and ethical.
When she posts about her travels she also shares what the locations have to offer in terms of culture and the best times to visit. Her feed’s aesthetic is the bomb.
Tania is an ethical fashion and thrifting advocate. She posts about her outfits and clothes that are from sustainable brands or thrift shops.
Along with her outfits, she mentions why the brands are sustainable and what they stand for. She also shares information about Fair Trade factories and why we should buy from them instead.
Ok, yes that’s me. I might be tooting my own horn here. But the only reason I have an Instagram account is to share pro tips that you can use in your daily life and remind you of the basic things you can do to live a sustainable lifestyle.
You can even use my following list to follow more accounts that can help you on this journey.
I hope you’ll find all the motivation you need to carry on with your eco lifestyle with these amazing influencers, businesses and organizations.
If you know of more great Instagram accounts that I missed in this post please share them in the comments below.
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