Green Your Instagram!
August 10, 2022
Social media is a great way to express your creativity, and get inspired by others. By following sustainability focused pages on social media you can gain motivation to make sustainable lifestyle changes, and build community around sustainability. Eco-friendly social media pages come in all different shapes and sizes, making it easy to find something that you will be interested in. Here are a few of our favorite Instagram pages!
- @Zerowastechef – Anne-Marie Bonneau is the author of The Zero Waste Chef: Plant-Forward Recipes and Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen and Planet. On her Instagram page she shares her tips on topics like sustainable recipes, composting, fermentation for beginners and sustainable food shopping.
- @Queerbrownvegan – Isaias Hernandez uses their Instagram page to talk about the social impacts related to the sustainability movement. Their page includes helpful videos about environmental issues such as climate justice and the relationship between climate change and diseases.
- @Easyecotips – This page shares a mix of infographics with sustainable tips, such as flowers to plant to support bees, or apps that can help you with sustainability, as well as news on the environment.
- @Aditimayer – Aditi Mayer is a fashion influencer and labor rights activist who advocates for sustainable and ethical fashion practices. Her Instagram page showcases new and interesting sustainable fashion brands and provides information on how to consume fashion responsibly.
- @Remakeourworld – Remake Our World is a sustainable fashion page that advocates for lifestyle changes around fashion, including breaking cycles of consumerism and embracing handmade and thrifted fashion. The page explains environmental and ethical issues with fast fashion and gives ideas for how to shop more sustainably.
- @Melissa.hemsley – Melissa Hemsley is the author of four cookbooks including 2020’s Eat Green. On her instagram page melissa.hemsley the author shares recipes, tutorials and tips on how to make delicious sustainable food.
- @Intersectionalenvironmentalist – Intersectional Environmentalist is a non-profit founded by Leah Thomas, the author of the 2022 book The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet. The organization’s Instagram page speaks about the disproportionate effects of environmental issues on marginalized communities, as well as sharing environmental news and tips.
- @Waterthruskin – Valerie Hinojosa is a sustainability influencer who shares sustainable home and lifestyle tips in English and Spanish on her Instagram page. Check out her page for ideas on sustainable beauty, home decor and cooking.
- @NYLCV – Finally, NYLCV! Follow us on Instagram to keep up with all of our work and actions you can take to support us!
We hope that these social media pages will get you excited about living more sustainably!< Back to Uncategorized
Climate Week NYC is a week of events run by The Climate Group that has taken place every year in New York City since 2009. The summit takes place alongside the UN General Assembly and brings together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase global climate action. This year Climate Week runs from September 19th-25th.
There are numerous events open to the public throughout the week which you can find ?on the Climate Week website. We encourage you to register for and attend these events to learn more about how major companies, businesses, and government officials plan to address the climate crisis. If you are not located in NYC, some events may be available to attend virtually.
If you are unable to attend any of the events, you can still celebrate Climate Week by making an effort to create sustainable habits in your everyday life. Checkout some suggestions below!
Fast fashion is an environmental problem on a myriad of different levels. The US throws out 11.3 million tons of clothing per year, or 2,150 pieces of clothing per second, 10% of global carbon emissions are caused by the fashion industry, and it takes 1,800 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans. The good news is that second-hand clothing is a sustainable, and an increasingly popular option.
On August 16th, New York Governor Kathy Hochul directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to expand the state’s drought watch to 49 counties- every county except for those in the Great Lakes, Adirondack and NYC / Westchester regions. This announcement follows the July 29th addition of 21 counties in Western and Central…
Happy primary season, New York! Here we have a guide for how to vote in the upcoming primary elections on August 23rd.
The primary elections for the House of Representatives and New York State Senate are scheduled for August 23 this year. Primary elections are used to select a candidate for each political party, so you need to be registered for a party in order to vote in a New York primary election.
Thank you to all of the candidates and campaign staff who joined the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund over the past few weeks for our 2021 NYC Environmental Candidate Schools. These discussions were designed to educate and inform campaigns for City Council, Borough President, Comptrollers, and Mayor on key environmental and public…
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