Let’s face it. Reading the paper in the morning is a thing of the past. We can deny it all we want, but the truth is we’d rather catch up on the latest night-out we missed, than on the current state of the world right upon waking up. Instagram has become our app of choice and that’s why it’s extremely important to carefully choose the people we follow, and choose well.
Today we want to talk to you about the 5 sustainable bloggers we think you should be following and why. These influencers will teach you that in order to start living a more sustainable life you’ll need to begin with the smaller changes in your life first: from the clothes you wear, to the food you eat, to the waste you create.
1. Immy Lucas, from Sustainably Vegan
If you’re set on wanting to lead a more sustainable life or have been considering it for a while but you have no clue where to begin with, Immy’s your girl. Immy Lucas is the creator of YouTube channel and Instagram account ‘Sustainably Vegan’. She’s an environmental activist, and the founder of ‘The Low Impact Movement’, a movement that strives for a low environmental impact through a high social impact. If you want to get educated on our own carbon footprint and want to learn how to incorporate tangible solutions to your everyday life to reduce your impact – like learning how to buy groceries with the minimum waste or how to stop funding climate change – have a look at Immy’s channel, and bring a notebook and a pen with you while you’re at it. Trust us, you’ll need them.
2. Lauren Singer, from Trash is for Tossers
Lauren Singer is an environmental activist, creator of Trash Is For Tossers and one of the pioneers of the #zerowaste movement in the social media world. Lauren began to say no to waste in 2012 and decided to document her journey living a zero-waste lifestyle in New York City by writing about it and sharing her tips on her blog. Now this blog has become the go-to place for anyone interested to learn how to incorporate this movement into their day-to-day life. We particularly love the section called ‘Easy Changes’ because it shows you that leading a zero-waste lifestyle doesn’t have to be done in one day, and instead gives you ideas on how to do it on a smaller, easier scale: like learning how to compost from your own home or how to properly recycle. Did we mention all the pictures she takes are incredible? Because they are. If you’re interested in starting to live a zero-waste lifestyle, you can also visit her online store (they ship internationally).
3. Marta Canga, a vegan and sustainable lifestyle blog
If you don’t know her, stop everything you’re doing, have a look at her Instagram page and come back later (you have to promise to come back, though). Marta is originally Spanish but has been living in London for years now. She wakes up early to workout, drinks coffee in her reusable cup and most importantly: she is the perfect source to feel inspired and realising that dressing vegan is in fact, possible. Marta’s Instagram and blog are a great place to be up-to-date with all the news in the vegan fashion world and discover new brands you might not know of. On top of that, Marta will teach you how to be sustainable while living in a big city. If you live in London and want to discover all the vegan and sustainable alternatives the city has to offer, you should definitely follow Marta for all of the insider tips. If not, you should follow her as well. She recently opened her YouTube channel and we’re completely obsessed with her vlogs.
4. Jenny Mustard, maximal life for the minimalist
If we say Scandinavian style, minimalist decor and sustainable living, who do you picture? We personally picture blogger, YouTuber and all-in-all influencer Jenny Mustard, and from now on you will too. Jenny is straight-forward – she wants you to realise you don’t need half of the things you think you need, and you definitely don’t need the majority of the clothes you own. Have a look at the place she lives in and you’ll understand exactly what she means by that. Jenny will teach you how to dress and style the essential items you should have in your wardrobe, while still embodying the style of the Scandinavian goddess we all have somewhere inside. If you like what you see, you should definitely have a look at her and her husband’s YouTube channel/podcast, ‘The Mustards’, for a breath of fresh air. In a world where everything seems to be curated down to the last detail, it’s refreshing to hear two people openly talk about anything under the sun with such ease: from climate change issues, to whether or not the Mona Lisa is overrated. The sky is truly the limit.
5. Niomi Smart, ‘wellbeing, fashion and beauty content creator‘
Niomi has it all: she’s knowledgeable about food, fashion, how to live a sustainable life and the best beauty products in the market. Which is why we love her so much. Niomi first started gaining recognition with her YouTube videos and her blog, more particularly thanks to her ‘what I eat in a day’ videos, a vlog that lets you in on what the influencer eats in a day while also getting to see a peek of what a day in her life looks like. There’s something about this British blogger that makes everything seem so easy. From training for a marathon to cooking some vegan mac and cheese that look too good to be true. If you like to cook and want to do it in a more conscious manner, we urge to go buy her book ‘Eat Smart: What to Eat in a Day’ – a cookbook with pictures worth framing and healthy recipes worth trying.