Believe it or not, influencers who produce creative content have the power to push people toward doing the right thing. For society, the environment and ultimately, for a better world for all.
When it comes to sustainability, “influencing” and spreading awareness might seem frustrating to some people, given the extent of the negative news, and could be exhausting for both the influencer and the people meant to be influenced.
But supporting social justice and environmental influencers is important as it can help us understand how humans cause environmental racism and discrimination.
Finding motivation to improve one’s social standing is one of the first steps toward a world in which people can peacefully coexist with the natural world.
Below are our seven favorite sustainability influencers who can help you live a greener life.
Elizabeth Theo: @zerowastecutie
A zero waste blogger and environmental educator, Elizabeth Theo crafts beautiful graphics to accompany her advice on how to live consciously while also preserving the planet’s natural resources for future generations. You’ll find recipes and information on racial and ethnic diversity, and stories about the environment!
Aditi Mayer: @aditimayer
If you’re looking for a socially conscious digital creative, look no further than Aditi, a National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow. Furthermore, if you need ideas for supporting local businesses or want to join the conversation about global warming and colonialism in the 21st century. By taking a look at Aditi’s feed.
Jazmine Rogers: @thatcurlytop
Jazmine is a Black and Mexican “sustainable baddie” and lifestyle content creator who uses her vibrant platform to promote social justice and sustainable living. Her inspiring Instagram highlights include outfits made from ethical materials and advice on how to give up fast fashion, which has been polluting our planet for a long time. They rely on worker exploitation and even animal torture in the manufacturing process to satisfy the latest trends.
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Isaias Hernandez: @queerbrownvegan
Isaias Hernandez centered environmental justice on localization. He thinks the climate crisis is an educational crisis and argues we need educators outside of institutions. He doesn’t want low-income students to struggle with concepts they’ve never learned, so he uses his educational platform to teach about environmentalism.
Kate Nelson: @plasticfreemermaid
Kate Nelson is currently living in New South Wales, Australia. People know her for her zero-waste and plastic-free lifestyle influencer. After going more than ten years without using plastic, Nelson wrote a book called ‘I Quit Plastics’. That experience has helped her to develop a very productive tip to reduce single-plastic use, which she openly shares with her readers.
Anita Vandyke: @rocket_science
When you think of thrifting, you probably picture an Instagrammer who repurposes thrifted clothes. In contrast, Anita is a doctor and rocket scientist as well as a sustainability Instagram influencer. On Instagram she shares her interests in minimalism as well as, secondhand goods, green living, and zero waste — all of which has helped her gain a large following. You can check out Anita’s first book, “A Zero Waste Life: In Thirty Days,” by following this link.
Anne-Marie Bonneau: @zerowastechef
Anne-Marie is a California-based cookbook author, blogger, and sustainability influencer. She started The Plastic-Free Chef blog at 16 to document her plastic-free journey. Currently, she runs Zero-Waste Chef, a food and lifestyle blog where she shares recipes, zero-waste tips, and rants. Moreover, helping us to realise that plastic can indeed be avoided even if it is everywhere around us.
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by the authors are their own, not those of Impakter.com – In the Featured Photo: Green influencer. Photo credit: The beet.