Check out these 12 green bloggers who are drawing attention to intersectional environmentalism and educating the public on how to live more sustainably and ethically.
Stop following fast-fashion brands and reality TV celebrities, and turn your attention to some of these inspirational green bloggers. Whether you’re interested in zero-waste blogs, quick tips on Instagram or more traditional authors to keep an eye out for, these green bloggers have you covered. Talking about important topics ranging from water rights to racial justice, sustainable fashion and more, you’re sure to learn a thing or two from these guys.
1. Autumn Peltier
Autumn Peltier is a young Anishinaabe Indigenous rights advocate from the Wiikwemkoong First Nation in Ontario, Canada. In 2016, at just 11 years old, Autumn confronted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his lackluster water protection policies and his support of Big Oil. Two years later, Autumn addressed the UN General Assembly on the issue of water contamination and protection. She was named Chief Water Commissioner for the Aniishnabek Nation in 2019 and has continued to advocate for clean water in Indigenous communities. Follow her Instagram, @autumn.peltier.
2. Kathryn Kellog
Kathryn Kellog’s Going Zero Waste blog teaches people about everyday zero-waste living. The content covers recycling, upcycling, plastic-free living, travel, shopping, cooking and more. Kathryn has also written a book called 101 Ways To Go Zero Waste, and she frequently collaborates with eco-friendly brands to grow and educate her audience. Check out her blog or her Instagram, @going.zero.waste.
3. Isaias Hernandez
Isaias Hernandez’s Instagram handle @queerbrownvegan pretty much says it all. Isaias focuses on the ways environmentalism intersects with class and racial justice (spoiler: it’s a lot). His blog, queer brown vegan, covers eco-friendly vegan living and sustainability while teaching his audience about topical issues such as gender and sexuality. He also collaborates with eco-friendly brands to promote sustainable products.
4. Anne-Marie Bonneau
Anne-Marie Bonneau is the well-known @zerowastechef. She’s active both on Instagram and on her blog where she talks about waste-free living, especially in the kitchen, helping her audience get one step closer to being zero-waste. Anne-Marie has also written a cookbook called The Zero-Waste Chef: Plant-Forward Recipes and Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen and Planet which was even shortlisted for a Gourmand World Cookbook award.
5. Leah Thomas
Leah Thomas, @greengirlleah, is an environmentalist influencer well-known on Instagram as. Leah uses her platform to talk about environmental justice, racial justice, feminism and more. She’s also the founder of the informative @intersectionalenvironmentalist Instagram and blog and is a published author. Her work has been published in Vogue, Elle and more.
6. Julia Fay Bernal
A tribal member of Sandia Pueblo from Taos Pueblo and the Yuchi-Creek Nations of Oklahoma, Julia Fay Bernal is an environmental activist advocating for the decolonization of water. She campaigns against the oil and gas industry by arguing against carbon pricing and fracking, and instead advocating for Indigenous water management in decommodifying water. Follow her on Instagram at @juliafaybernal.
7. Lauren Singer
Lauren Singer started the Trash is for Tossers blog as a way to document her journey toward a zero-waste lifestyle. Since 2014, the blog has grown into a movement and helped many people become more environmentally conscious in their everyday lives. Lauen also founded The Simply Co. which offers non-toxic, sustainable products. You can follow her on Instagram as well at @trashisfortossers.
8. Nick Cutsumpas
Nick Cutsumpas is a highly unique green blogger known for his way with plants. Nick helps people living in small apartments to make the most of their space and reap the rewards of urban gardening. Known as a plant influencer, Nick is an environmentalist focused on taking control of your groceries by creating the right landscape for your home. His Instagram, @farmernick, is full of tips.
9. Aja Barber
Aja Barber is a writer, stylist and consultant who focuses on sustainability and the fashion landscape from an intersectional perspective. She acknowledges wealth inequality, racism, feminism, colonialism and environmental issues in the fashion industry, working to create more sustainable fashion and ethical businesses. Check out both her blog ajabarber.com and her Instagram, @ajabarber.
10. Kristy Drutman
Kristy Drutman, known on Instagram as @browngirl_green, is an advocate for the climate movement focused on intersectional environmentalism and educating her audience on diversity and inclusion. Kristy works to empower marginalized voices. Her blog is centered around environmental tools as well as community, culture and healing. She also founded @greenjobsboard which helps people find positions in the climate movement.
11. Shia Su
Shia Su started the Wasteland Rebel blog to share everyday zero-waste tips and solutions. Shia talks about tiny living, challenging consumerism, embracing public transportation, composting, and much more. She’s a published author of the book, Zero Waste and a self-described ‘vegan zero waste nerd.’ Check her out on Instagram at @_wastelandrebel_.
12. Natalie Kay
Natalie Kay started the Sustainably Chic blog in 2014 in an effort to call out and contribute to change in the fashion industry. Natalie is a full-time green blogger covering sustainable shopping in all facets of life. She has even created a sustainable brand directory as well as ethical gift guides for those who want to shop green. You can also check her out on Instagram for quick tips, inspiring quotes, fashion and her personal journey at @sustainablychic.
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