So this isn’t exactly sustainable living but, for me, it’s a really important way to stay inspired. A few months ago I detoxed my Instagram. I unfollowed people whose life I had no interest in, and more importantly I unfollowed all the influencers and celebrities that made my life feel inadequate unless I owned more material things. At the time it felt like I was missing out, but after a week or so, the only reason I noticed their absence was because I felt happier. It’s such a small and trivial thing, yet seeing influencers with a new outfit every day or on holiday every other month can make you feel your life isn’t enough.
As a replacement, I began following zero waste and sustainable living pages. I like these for two reasons: first, they give such great advice on how to reach a sustainable lifestyle, along with great zero waste, low impact ideas and DIYs. Second, since filling my Instagram feed with these pages, I feel like I need less, not more – which is surprisingly freeing, especially when you put it into practice. I want to share these pages with you because they’re such an enormous help when trying to live more sustainably. They introduce you to a community of like-minded people and show you you’re not alone in the struggles of low impact living.
I’ve picked some of my favourite accounts to share; the ones whose posts I always take time to read and, most importantly, the ones that understand sustainable living doesn’t mean perfection (no matter how aesthetically pleasing their page is).
Full of super informative content with great posts dedicated to educating about all sorts – from composting to recycling right – with a sprinkle of motivational posts to keep you going on your sustainable journey.
Possibly my favourite account because she includes so much about curating an ethical and sustainable wardrobe. Easily the kind of lifestyle I aspire to most and it’s captured beautifully.
A lovely depiction of simple, natural living. Plus there’s a collection of homely recipes and DIYs (which I haven’t yet tried – I’m dying to try the soup recipe below). Far from achievable for most, but inspiring none the less.
Incredibly informative in such an effective way. A great way to learn about the climate crisis without an overload of information. Not just a page about environmentalism, but feminism too.
Packed with low waste, everyday inspiration, and simple DIYs. Such a helpful account to guide you on your journey to sustainability, definitely one of my favourites!
Includes a great variety of posts about easy changes to make, sustainable products and lots of DIYs. A beautifully organised and helpful account.
Sustainable living from a busy doctor. Showcases exactly how sustainability can fit into a hectic lifestyle, with some fab tips designed specifically for people who don’t feel like they have the time.