My Favorite Climate-Focused Instagram Accounts
I love learning new things on instagram! Over the past two years, I've spent a lot of time (more than I care to admit) on instagram reading up on what sustainable content creators were sharing.
From climate justice and energy to sustainable fashion & climate jokes -- there are SO many wonderful people using their platform to educate people about the environment. Explaining topics within climate change can be dense, lengthy, and well ... boring. These accounts (below) do an amazing job at not only making content aesthetically beautiful, but digestible. You don't have to be an environmental expert to understand and break into their content.
This is not a ranking or in any particular order. If you like what they are about - give them a follow!
Tongue-in-cheek memes about renewable energy & climate change. This account frequently takes scenes from movies & pop culture and puts a climate spin on them. The best part of following them is how responsive and invested the creator is - she gets deep in the comments an not afraid to correct or explain a topic.
2. The Slow Factory
A 501c3 public service organization working at the intersection of Climate & Culture. The Slow Factory posts regularly about climate justice, sustainable fashion, and circular economies. One reason I love following them is they regularly host great instagram live interviews called "Slow Talks" interviewing other prominent voices in the community.
(Image: Future Earth)
3. Future Earth:
Self-described as a "climate club" and everyone is invited! Gorgeous graphics paired with straight-forward facts about environmental policies, statistics, and news.
A magazine about climate & culture. Atmos features artists, writers, and photographers talking about the complex relationship between climate & culture. One thing I love about Atmos is the gorgeous photography.
(Image: Dr. Ayana Eliza Johnson)
5. Dr. Ayana Eliza Johnson
A marine biologist who studies and educates others about how ocean health is a big part of mitigating climate change. Dr. Johnson's post are a delightful mix of her research, her family, and adventures in farming.
6. Intersectional Environmentalist
A platform for resources, info, & action steps to support intersectional environmentalism and dismantle systems of oppression in the environmental movement. 100% led by environmental activists and sustainability advocates. If you are new to the topic of climate justice and how climate change disproportionately affects people of color - this is a great place to start. Check out the stellar council behind this platform.
7. Sustainable Sabs
Full disclaimer: Sabs is a personal friend! She is one of the first accounts I started following when I was just at the beginning stages of launching Grouphug Solar. What I appreciate about SustainableSabs is she presents adapting to a low-waste lifestyle in a realistic, down to earth way. She'll be the first to tell you that living with less waste is not about being perfect or having a cupboard perfectly lined with mason jars. It's about making the best of what you have. She also regularly features sustainable businesses owned by women of color called "#companiesthatactuallygiveashit".
8. Queer Brown Vegan
Isaias, the voice behind Queen Brown Vegan, and I first met at one of our Grouphug Playdates - monthly in-person climate meetups we hosted back when happy hours were a thing! Back in May we cohosted a virtual talk about environmental justice. Queer Brown Vegan is a fantastic place to learn about topics in climate change that you've never heard of before. Isaias asks and answers questions like "What are Zombie Fires?" and "What is Psychoterratic?".