Inspiring Eco Instagram Accounts To Follow
The rise of social media has created positives and negatives - but one thing we know is that when you’ve had a long day of parenting, a mindless scroll through Instagram can be a welcome bit of escapism!
We’ve gathered up some of our favourite social media channels to give you some inspiration next time you’re in need of five minutes peace, and perhaps some inspiration.
TV presenter and author Kate Arnell is, in her own words ‘all about that zero waste and organic lifestyle’. She and her family live in Cornwall and try to make sustainable choices. Her book Six Weeks To Zero Waste is packed with tips that are realistic and easy to adopt to lessen your environmental impact.
B Corp UK
B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance - and we’re proud to say that Kabode is soon to be one of them! Follow the B Corp instagram to learn about all sorts of brilliant B Corp brands, campaigns and initiatives.
A community of like-minded parents, making a conscious decision to raise their children in a happy, wild way in line with nature. There is space for debate and conversation between parents, providing each other with peer support and shared experience. There are also recipes, ideas for things to do, things to make and more!
If you like a bit of lifestyle mixed with chic interiors inspiration this is the channel for you! Preme is slowly creating a more mindful home with uncluttered living. Her photos are calming and beautiful, and will immediately make you want to reassess whether you really need so much ‘stuff’!
This is the social media home of the print magazine - The Simple Things. It’s all about slowing down, appreciating nature, crafting, cooking and discovering traditions and simple pleasures. The editorial team showcase ideas and photos on Instagram that might just inspire you to take a breather, put your feet up and enjoy a read and a good cup of tea.
The UN set out Global Goals for Sustainability, which must be achieved in order to end poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. This account brings those goals to life, helping everybody to understand what they are, what they mean, and how we can all do our bit to help.
For your daily dose of interesting animal facts, cute furry friends and amazing stories about nature and space. Following National Geographic Kids will mean you always have mind-boggling facts about to world to capture the attention of any children you are chatting to (and if all else fails just show them the adorable animal pictures).
The great thing about social media is it gives us a live, up to the minute window onto the world. Far away from our desk jobs and washing up, there are people like the Eco Traveler, who is currently on a mission to cover India, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar on his bicycle. As he travels he documents what he sees and shares it on his channel, from ancient temples to friendly faces.
Another travelling channel, this family of three including a toddler are living in a van and touring around. Currently in the Netherlands their account shows an alternative family lifestyle of freedom and beautiful scenery. Living it might not be for every family, but we can live vicariously through their gorgeous Insta-pics.
The world of cloth nappies can be very confusing - reusable liners? Nappy buckets? Where do you even begin? This account is run by a reusable nappy expert who has lots of advice to help you get started so your little one will be a cloth bum in no time.
Emma’s Insta feed is all about her family and their slow and sustainable way of living. She lists her favourite things as ‘dungarees, veg, travel, cloth nappies and outdoor life’. She has amassed 47k followers who are here for a taste of the good life, seeing the delicious fresh food she cooks, what’s growing in her garden and what she’s doing to entertain her children.
As you can see from the list above, there is all sorts of eco inspiration to be found on Instagram. They say your explore page says a lot about you - have you taken a look to see what yours has on it? If it’s not a good reflection of your interests or the kind of content that will lift you up and inspire you, try following some of the creators we’ve listed above. Your mindless scroll could soon become a rich source of advice, information and inspiration to help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle and engage your family in making great choices.
Do you follow an account you think we’d like? The Kabode team are always keen to hear about great creators we haven’t discovered yet. Partly for our own selfish scrolling, but also because we love to work with eco-conscious creators to help us spread the word about Kabode’s organic bedding. If you have a channel you think might be a great fit, drop us a line as we’d love to chat!