Article written by Jen Cassamajor
You spend way too much time scrolling on Instagram ? Welcome to the club ! How about we turn that screen time into something positive ? You can get so much knowledge through Instagram when used mindfully. We’ve compiled for you our favorite accounts to learn more about environmental issues and ways to live more sustainably.
Future Earth @futureearth
Who said every single thing about the environment should be green and boring ? Future Earth is the perfect illustration of the fact that being informative and effective can rhyme with being creative. Focused on climate change issues, this account will give you definitions, figures and news - good or bad - using colorful and groovy fonts. The perfect page to get your daily dose of news without entirely ruining your mood.
Lauren Singer @trashisfortossers
For 10 years now, Lauren Singer has been living in New York City with one goal in mind : to get as close as possible to a zero waste lifestyle. If that sounds hard to achieve to you, you should definitely follow her account. In her posts, the influencer gives hacks to live a zero waste life in a simple and practical way, from zero waste laundry to zero waste dog food.
Intersectional Environmentalist @intersectionalenvironmentalist
Intersectional environmentalism is an inclusive version of environmentalism which advocates for both the protection of the people and the planet. Behind this account, the environmental activist Leah Thomas invites us to explore how our various identities are linked to the cause in different ways and aims to a more equitable and diverse future of environmentalism. An important account when it comes to shifting perspectives on climate change issues.
Jack Harries @jackharries
As many important figures when it comes to climate issues, Jack Harries is pretty young. Founder of Earth Rise Studio (a multimedia storytelling hub), the 29 year-old filmmaker has put the environment at the center of his work. His Instagram posts will inform you on various climate-related issues but will also give you tips on how you can adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. You can also follow him during the shooting of his projects. The latest ? We Are Antarctica, “a campaign which aims to explore our relationship with the world’s southernmost continent.”
Brightly seems to be the perfect combination of everything we’re expecting from an Instagram account : funny memes, nice graphics and entertaining content. Add to that some easy and practical sustainable tips and you’ve found yourself a new page you’ll spend way too much time on.
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