We love doing our bit to preserve the planet and being part of a community of like-minded folks working to keep our world a beautiful and healthy place. There are so many individuals and organizations using blogs to share creative ways to embrace sustainability and celebrate the benefits of eco-friendly living. Here are a few that inspire us.
We're all about zero waste here at HLO, so it's no wonder we feel a kinship with blogger Kathryn Kellogg. Inspired by her own wellness journey, she approaches her blog from a place of connecting the personal with the global. Taking the best care of ourselves can't help but benefit the entire planet. From outfitting and caring for your home, to cooking, to travel, there's no aspect of daily life you can't apply a zero-waste philosophy to. "Big or small, the changes you make add up to a huge positive impact."
Good Nature Travel is the official blog of Natural Habitat Adventures, the world's first 100% carbon-neutral travel company and conservation travel partner of the World Wildlife Fund. Whether you're planning a trip and want to minimize your environmental impact or just doing a little armchair travel, this is a fantastic resource and a great education tool for kids. A recent post we especially like is all about getting kids outside to learn about the natural world.
Dallas-based blogger Addie Fisher calls herself a sustainability enthusiast. We love that. Starting from a background in sustainable building design, she expanded on her initial interest to embrace a full-on eco-friendly life. You'll find fun and thoughtfully written posts ranging from how to get the most out of a day of thrifting to the importance of inclusion and accessibility in the sustainability movement. "Diversity brings strength, understanding, and an impact that reaches further than possible without it."
Kasha Cabato, an environmentally aware twenty-something who studied at Parsons the New School for Design, blogs about eco-conscious fashion and clean beauty. Her well-researched posts offer sustainable, ethical alternatives to traditional products, and her beautiful photos are proof that shopping with an earth-friendly sensibility doesn't mean sacrificing style. Kasha's a proponent of slow fashion: "clothing which lasts a long time and is often made from locally sourced or fair-trade material."
Mom of three Wendy Graham writes on green living from her home in the UK. With a degree in environmental geography and a masters in environmental sustainability, she knows her stuff. Moving beyond outdated stereotypes, the blog's motto is "sustainable living that's hip, not hippie." No matter what your eco-friendly interests are, there's a good chance Wendy's written about it in her relatable, actionable style. Shopping for ethically made kids' clothes, saving energy, sustainable gardening, travel, style, and food choices. Plus the photos are gorgeous. You'll want to hang out here a while.
Celebrating women in agriculture, this one is packed with posts on sustainable farming, permaculture, urban farming, and how working close to the land is good for the heart and soul. Though they haven't posted in a while, there's a wealth of information on the site that makes it worth checking out. And while the blog posts have slowed, their Instagram page is going strong, profiling amazing women doing amazing work around the world. "We are not farmer's wives, or farmer's daughters. We are farmers."