6 Eco Advocates You Should Follow

15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. We’ve talked a lot about carbon neutrality and what we stand for at EC30. We’ve offered examples, suggestions on how to change your lifestyle and more. But often, smaller changes are more within reach. In case you may need an extra push towards a more plastic-free lifestyle, social media can be a great gateway. Here are some Instagram eco advocates we found – a well of inspiration on how you can start with small changes that can make a big difference.

Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTP. is a Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm west of Boston. She speaks at universities and conferences internationally about nutrition and sustainability, social justice, animal welfare and food policy issues.

Fashionably re-defining sustainability in the best borough in the and beyond. That’s the motto of Whitney McGuire and Dominique Drakeford, the founders of this sustainability movement in the city that never sleeps. They focus on the concept of minimalism from the perspective of black culture, putting the spotlight on practices in the agriculture and greenwashing in the fashion industry.

Part founder, part project manager, part worm farmer, Jonathan Levy is doing his part to promote a waste-free lifestyle. In addition to tips and recommendations, he highlights the ways in which those attempting to cut waste can also cut themselves some slack – especially when it comes to food-related waste. “Just a reminder that #zerowaste is all about balance,” he notes in a recent post.

Manuela sets out to inspire and educate women on how to be their best selves. Her vlogs about her zero-waste journey including tips on decluttering, going zero waste in college, eco-friendly projects, and more. To add an extra helpful layer, Manuela also features small changes you can make, like opting for fast casual food with biodegradable packaging vs plastic.

Megean has dedicated the last few years to go waste-free together with her whole family by trying to save the planet – reducing her waste to nearly zero, eating plant-based, and living a minimalist life. She educates her followers about how to transition into living a waste-free life without feeling overwhelmed, with tips that range from wearing the same shirt several days in a row to using your existing plastic containers for recycled purposes, such as food storage.

The self-proclaimed “zero waster with a trash jar,” Singer focuses on changes you can make at home that don’t put all the onus on you. She also puts a great deal of emphasis on how you can make efforts to compost at home, so that your food waste doesn’t go to waste, so to speak.

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