Instagram has become more than just a photo sharing app. As we have seen in the past couple of years, Instagram has become a platform to influence change with people educating on and documenting social issues prevalent in our world. The climate crisis, in my opinion, might be one of the most important issues we need to tackle and we need to be acting on it right now before we reach a point of no return with the state of our planet. Instagram can be a vital tool in helping with that process by educating the masses and different issues within the climate crisis and how we can make changes in order to help combat climate change. So, if you want to start educating yourself and making changes in your own life, then here are a few of my favourite Insta pages you might want to follow:
This page is run by Jack and Finn Harries – do the names ring a bell? If it does, you might remember the twins from their popular youtube days back in 2012 which they gave up pretty quickly after to work for the environment full time. They have worked on several documentaries around the topic of climate change over the years and it’s clear that this is where their passion lies. They created @earthrise.studio as their way to help educate people on the different issues that need to be tackled when trying to reverse climate change and overall help us to learn more about concepts surrounding climate change that most of us would not be aware of.
This page is run by Elizabeth, a lovely conscious lifestyle blogger who makes cute posts breaking down ethical fashion, and how damaging the fashion and beauty industry are to the planet. She also shares eco-friendly and low waste lifestyle tips that we can all try to implement in our lives. Her posts are by far some of the most informative and aesthetically pleasing insta pages I have come across.
For some reason that I will never comprehend, climate change is still being debated on whether it is real or not in many places in the world. We don’t have a lot of time to keep debating and therefore, bringing forth the facts of the impacts on our ecosystems and communities by popular media companies is very crucial in order to spread the message. I follow this account to keep me in the loop with the latest news on policies against or for climate change around the world, new innovations helping combat climate change, and the physical ramifications of climate change in different countries.
This account is purely dedicated to informing people about eco-friendly swaps for practically anything you can think of in order to reduce plastic consumption and waste. They have posts about everything from DIY cleaning recipes to tips on avoiding food wastes to sustainable swaps around the house to reduce single use plastics. If you are just starting out with trying to be more eco-conscious, this might be the page for you!
This account mainly focuses on the fashion industry and their deep roots in destroying our planet. This page aims to educate consumers on brands that are some of the worst polluters and have some of the worst ethics such as paying their workers a barely livable wage. They hope by exposing these companies, people will make better choices when it comes to spending their money on fashion ethically for the sake of the workers but also the environment. By boycotting some of these brands, it sends a message on how and where you want to spend your money and may force brands to think twice about decisions they are making.
Trying to make those eco-friendly swaps – this is the page to visit. This shop was created by an environmental activist, Lauren Singer, to be your one-stop-shop website to buy all those sustainable and eco-friendly products you want. Any and every product that you might have heard of in the realm of eco-friendly products, they have it. While their online store gets the most traction, they do have a retail store in New York that you might want to check out – it looks really cool! They also use only recyclable and plastic free packaging when shipping your products which I love!
I am hoping these insta pages educate you to start thinking about your planet and the issues we are facing worldwide. I also hope that they inspire you to start making changes, even if they are small, that would move towards a sustainable lifestyle. It is hard to completely switch to a sustainable or even zero-waste lifestyle, but if you are actively trying to learn more and make small changes, feel good about yourself since you are helping the planet out!