Our Favorite Zero Waste And Sustainable Bloggers Make It Easier Than Ever To Find Ways To Live And Learn Tips and Ideas For A More Sustainable Life
We all need a little motivation and inspiration all the time every now and then.
Navigating the world of zero waste and sustainability can be really tricky. Between there not being a universal definition on what sustainability actually means (!!) and greenwashing, who has time to do the research?!
How many times have you heard someone say or thought to yourself, man, I know ‘X’ is really bad for the planet but I don’t know how to look for eco-friendly alternatives nor do I have time to. And when it comes time to replace it or buy another, it’s so easy to go with what you know and what you’ve always done.
Social media was designed for fun, to share things about your life; but it’s grown into so much more than that. It’s a platform that allows people to connect with others who share the same beliefs, goals, values, opinions. It allows people to come together and do good things like support a community, help someone during a time of need, and it’s an amazing place to learn.
In 2021 anything you want to learn you can learn on the internet. Add some people who can bring a new perspective to your scrolling and learn a few new things.
Below is a collection of our favorite Zero Waste and Sustainable Blogs.
- Sustainable Jungle
- Green Queen
- Brown Green Girl
- Old World New
- Impact For Good
Sustainable Jungle is not only a sustainable and zero waste blog that shares ideas, tips, tricks, hacks, products, brands and stories of people & organisations doing sustainable, meaningful work, but they also practice sustainability within their business.
Based in Australia, they recognize Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung as the Traditional Owners of the country and pay tribute to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As a 1% For The Planet Member, 1% of all sales are donated to environmental causes.
Subscribe to their newsletter and learn about everything going on in sustainability. They cover every category you could want to know more about: Living, Zero Waste, Fashion, Beauty & Personal Care, Urban Gardening, Travel, And Technology.
And if email isn’t your place, or reading isn’t your favorite medium, they also have a podcast! Focused on solutions for the world’s sustainability and conservation challenges, their hosts talk with interesting and inspiring people working to future proof our planet.
Treehugger is a one-stop shop for sustainability news, updates, and information. Sign up for their newsletter to get advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and green-living beginners. “Treehugger is one of the world’s largest information sites dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream”.
With 20 years of information, you can find advice on the Best Energy Efficient Refrigerators to How To Save The Manatees to How To Make A DIY Eye Cream. This sustainable blog has topics covering: News, Environment, Business & Policy, Home & Garden, Science, Animals, Culture, Design, And Clean Beauty.
Their in-house editorial staff oversees every article to ensure it follows best practice guidelines which include content integrity, sourcing, fact-checking, anti-bias review, the Treehugger mission, and more.
Based in Hong Kong, Green Queen was founded by serial social entrepreneur and eco activitist Sonalie Figueiras. Today Green Queen is an award-winning media platform that advocates for social & environmental change with a global outlook.
With content across all categories, this sustainable blog feels a circular economy, alternative protein, and the food tech revolution are the best way to advocate and achieve change.
Their Latest in Sustainability News contains categories such as: Plant-based news, Climate Change, Cell-Based News, Alt Protein, Plastic Pollution, and Eco Packaging.
Green Queen also covers the Eco-Wellness Lifestyle space with categories such as: Plant-Based Dining, Best Eco Apps, Zero Waste, Recipes, Health, Fashion, Beauty, Travel, and so much more!
Sign up for their newsletter to receive perfectly curated, content-packed emails on anything and everything sustainability.
Lauren Ferree is an environmentalist, video producer, and sustainable influencer based in Los Angeles. ‘Re’ can be found in her first and last name, but those two letters also show up quite a bit in environmental language and mean ‘again’.
Reduce, reuse, recycle, repair, regenerate.
You can find her videos on TikTok “making it sustainable” where she takes common tasks like grocery shopping, eating out, and even wedding invitations and gives a sustainable alternative.
She is a wonderful resource on activism for the planet and getting involved in community cleanups, voting for the right representation, and sharing the environmental impact of our choices.
On her website (and TikTok) you can find information and a template on how to write to your favorite brands about your concern for their lack of concern about climate change, materials used, and packaging.
Brown Girl Green is the brainchild of Kristy Drutman who is working to change the image of what an environmentalist means in the 21st century. Here she interviews environmental leaders and advocates about diversity and inclusion as well as creative solutions for coping with the climate crisis.
When she’s not breaking down political systems like Gerrymandering, discussing Community Solar Farms, or breaking down the Line 3 Pipeline in an easy to understand way, this sustainable blogger can be found sharing green job opportunities, discussing BIPOC and diversity within the environmental field, and sharing general environmental and green tips for everyday life.
She also has a Podcast where she interviews environmental leaders and advocates about climate solutions that involve diversity and inclusion.
Old World New is run by Addie Fisher, a sustainable living enthusiast and thrift fashion lover. Across different platforms, her sustainable blog breaks down what it means to live sustainably and how to implement more sustainability into your life with the resources you have access to.
Her definition of sustainable living is spot on — “living in a way to do less harm to the earth, and hopefully encouraging others to do the same while you’re on your path.”
Jess in the mind behind Impact for Good. When you run out of a product and didn’t get a chance to do research on an eco-friendly alternative, Jess has you covered! On her sustainable blog you can find tips for sustainable fashion and a low waste lifestyle.
On her Instagram, which she grew from 0 to 10,000 followers in just 4 months, she works with brands and companies that are looking to make a positive change on the environment and in society. From highlighting local brands (for her) to sharing ways you can get involved in your community and make an impact, to sharing her favorite conservation brands, you can learn a lot!