As the world’s most beloved image-sharing social network, Instagram has significant power to influence the world. It’s believed that the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than it processes text, so it’s no wonder that this image-centric network has captured the attention of more than a billion daily active users.
Because of the prolific nature of this social network, it has become one of the most common and effective marketing platforms for businesses. They’re able to do everything from selling their products right on the platform to purchasing real followers through sites like Plixi or Buzzoid. You can even use an Instagram bot to grow your following. It’s one of the best ways to grow a business through advertising and a strong online presence.
But more than that, it’s a place where individuals can connect with brands and influencers according to their unique interests. There’s no better place to find your people who are all striving for the same goals and interests than through Instagram.
This goes for those who are interested in green practices too. Not everyone is as eco-conscious as you are, so it’s nice to connect with people who want to make a difference in the world around them. On Instagram, that means following at least the following seven accounts.
The popular Australian website Milkwood has a fantastic Instagram presence with the handle @milkwood_permaculture. Both the website and the Instagram profile are dedicated to teaching people how to eat more sustainably, primarily focusing on organic food.
Our food choices actually have a huge impact on the environment. Food waste contributes to nitrogen and phosphorous pollution, overfishing hurts aquatic systems, transportation of food increases greenhouse gas emissions, topsoil loss occurs because of fertilization and overgrazing of livestock, and so on.
Authors Kristen and Nick want to make Australia and the world aware of how we as individuals can make a difference. You’ll learn a lot and enjoy the journey right alongside this great duo.
Do you love food, fantastic images, and the environment? You need to follow Shia, the author of the Instagram account @_wastelandrebel_. Shia got started with a blog that focused on both eco-friendly food and baking vegan treats.
You’ll see gorgeous photos and videos of her baking, her eco-friendly groceries, and image-led tips on living more sustainably. Her personality is strong and vibrant, and you’ll love exploring the ups and downs of her vegan baking adventure as you scroll through her feed.
Megean Weldon, a Kansas City resident, is the genius behind the blog Zerowastenerd.com and the complementary Instagram account. According to her blog, she’s dedicated to teaching people how to take on a zero waste lifestyle in order to better protect the environment:
“Have you been interested in learning more about becoming zero waste but just didn’t know where to start? …Below, I have put together a 30-day guide to becoming closer to zero waste, but like I said, do it at your own pace unless you want to do it all in the 30 days then, fantastic, you overachiever you!”
Her Instagram account has the same fun, upbeat voice with insider tips and tricks on being more mindful of the environment and potential waste. She’s changing the world, one Instagram follower at a time.
Kristina Carillo-Bucaram built her fame on YouTube with her channel FullyRaw. It’s dedicated to organic food practices, particularly in the vein of clean eating. She helps followers make better food choices while supporting the environment around them.
One thing that makes Kristina so good at what she does is her incredible passion for eating clean and caring for the environment, despite what anyone else thinks. She told PRNewswire:
“Even if no one else in the world cares about eating CLEAN FOODS, I will still do it…because it is what makes ME FEEL MY BEST. I reversed my hyperglycemia eating this way. I no longer take medications or have to spend HOURS in the doctor’s office. I am no longer ridiculously emaciated. I no longer have blackout migraines. I no longer am depressed. I am HAPPY, HEALTHY, and FREE! Are you happy? Are you healthy? Do you have food freedom, or are you still trapped in the yoyo diet phase?”
Can you say that you have the same passion for your business as she does?
Anyone who’s into adorable and stunning photos of the ocean’s friendliest and most interesting creatures should be following Oceana on Instagram. You can’t help but appreciate the vivid photography of marine life. While doing so, you’ll feel a sincere connection to the environment that makes you want to take better care of it—for the animals’ sake.
The company uses its Instagram account to urge followers to help protect the world’s oceans through changes in government policies.
“Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world’s marine life,” their website says. “Our offices around the world work together to win strategic, directed campaigns that achieve measurable outcomes that will help make our oceans more bio diverse and abundant.” Every post on Instagram embodies this mission statement.
Anita Vandyke, a student of medicine, uses her medical and scientific insights to inspire her 32,000 followers to adopt a zero-waste philosophy. She wrote an entire book about it, entitled A Zero Waste Life, to help make a difference.
Her Instagram feed consists of a little promotion for her book as well as stunning visuals of her daily efforts to make the world a better place. From trying to boost up individuals with charity work to encouraging people to buy less in the name of lower pollution levels, she is a great example in the world of eco-consciousness.
For the last eight years, SustainabilityinStyle has successfully been influencing individuals to live greener without sacrificing things they love. She offers useful tips and tricks from organizing your closet sustainably to the best health and eco-friendly publications on the market.
Each Instagram post is detailed and coupled with well-planned images and videos. She sticks to her brand, preaching the importance of making mindful choices in your lifestyle in order to feel and look great in all you do. Here’s a little sampling of what she does so well:
“How do you like to shake off the day-to-day grind? Some of my fave ways are to get outdoors, exercise, stretch, and take time to stop for the little things like flowers or a nice view. The video also has my favourite morning journal ritual (click the link in the profile).”
Check her out on Instagram to indulge in the daily wonders of eco-friendly living!