Top sustainability influencers
As an accredited Green Tourism business, we are big on sustainability and recognise the great work some sustainability influencers are doing. We love seeing these influencers use their platforms to promote sustainability, spread the eco message far and wide and inspire their followers to go green.
Here are some of the top sustainability influencers and journalists to help get you started on your own sustainability journey…
Edinburgh-based blogger Moral Fibres is run by Wendy, who is on a mission to prove that sustainable living is ‘hip, not hippie’. Involved with sustainability since graduating university, Wendy has years of experience working in the sustainable transport sector.
If you’re interested in no-nonsense tips on how to make your life greener, Moral Fibres is the place to go – Wendy has tons of practical advice for fledgling eco-warriors, from a list of eco-conscious fashion brands to how to revive tired bees.
Trash is for Tossers
This blog is as sassy as it is sustainable – founder Lauren started Trash is for Tossers when she began her attempt to live a zero waste lifestyle. With categories such as ‘easy changes’ and tips on waste-free shopping, Laura provides some great advice for those looking to reduce their environmental impact.
Beginner-friendly and very relatable, Laura’s blog is perfect for sustainability newbies, providing loads of links to sustainable fashion, food and lifestyle brands.
The Sustainable Edit
Jen Brownlie’s The Sustainable Edit charts her progress as she journeys towards a more natural, simple and eco-conscious lifestyle. Her blog is all about slowing down and enjoying life’s little luxuries – something we can totally get on board with!
With a focus on those small, everyday eco-friendly changes you can easily make, Jen doesn’t believe you should have to sacrifice the things you love to be sustainable. Choosing quality over quantity is a key message, as are the benefits that slow living can have on your mental health.
John was the Guardian’s environment editor for 27 years, writing passionately about the issues facing the planet, from the politics of climate change to sustainable food production. He is also the author of McLibel: Burger Culture on Trial, the unlikely but true story of how members of Greenpeace were accused by libel by McDonald’s.
John contributes to outlets such as HuffPost, where his articles reflect his fervent belief in exposing the true extent of the damage we are doing to the planet. Read his articles for hard-hitting truths that prove why sustainability is so important.
James is the editor of BusinessGreen, the UK’s leading source of news and information for the green economy. One of the country’s foremost commentators on the low carbon economy, James also writes for the Guardian and has reported for BBC Radio.
Reporting daily on a wide range of sustainable business issues, he is particularly interested in low carbon policy, the economy and technology. BusinessGreen is the place to go for those who fancy an insight into the wider economic and political impacts of sustainability.
Ilona is a prolific Scottish environment correspondent, writing for a wide range of outlets such as The Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News.
She writes on all manner of topics relating to sustainability, from the plight of rare species to the ongoing fight against the outpouring of plastic into the oceans. Ilona knows the sustainability scene in Scotland inside and out, so look for her name if you want reliable eco-focussed news.
BBC Earth is a blog whichprovides a range of bite-sized stories with intriguing headlines such as ‘will snow become a thing of the past?’ and ‘why is anyone still whaling?’.
There’s a good selection of environment-based posts alongside those which focus on animal facts and phenomena, so it’s good for those with a general interest in the natural world who are also partial to a smattering of climate and sustainability think-pieces.
Which top sustainability influencers do you follow, and what changes have they inspired you to make?
Here at Represent, our passion for sustainability means we not only adopt sustainable approaches within the office (find out how you can make your office greener), but we are also currently working with Changeworks Recycling, a company that is paving the way to making waste management 100% eco-friendly.