Protect Our Earth: 7 Environmentalists You Need To Follow
Sustainable living and environmental activism continue to be trending topics for young adults and adolescents. While certain topics like climate change and global warming should be researched beyond social media, some people use their knowledge on the topic and share it with the younger generation.
Here are some social media accounts to follow if you want to learn more about sustainability and climate change:
Jhánneu uses her platform to introduce people to low waste, budget-friendly, and sustainable methods. For instance, she shows her followers how to regrow vegetables, what sustainable household products to use, and even teaches people how to create a realistic shopping budget.
Taylor Bright, also known as “sustainablecherub” on TikTok, is a creator who focuses on sustainable fashion. She voices her opinions on popular fashion trends that are actually harmful to the environment.
Much like Taylor Bright, Summer Dean educates her followers on how fashion and sustainability can work together. Also, she’s a good account to follow if you want to learn more about thrifting and upcycling.
If you’ve been on social media recently, you know who Peter Klamus is. He’s a NASA climate scientist who was arrested after he and three other scientists protested in front of the JP Morgan Chase building in Los Angeles. Over 1,000 scientists participated in the “Scientist’s Rebellion” last week where scientists from all around the world protested against global heating and irrevocable climate change.
Green Girl Leah, founder of the Intersectional Environmentalist platform, advocates for inclusion and sustainability. In her recent book, The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet, she talks more about the intersection between racism and environmentalism.
EcoTok is a collaborative TikTok account that houses perspectives from 17 different environmentalists. They use their platform to teach people about microplastics, eco-anxiety, and even IPCC reports.
Isaias Hernandez advocates for environmental justice on his TikTok and Instagram. They also have their own website, which is a great tool to use when understanding environmentalism. I highly recommend their blog about climate doomism, where he talks about how Western societies continue to silence collectivized minorities from environmental liberation. They remind us that climate doomism is simply a scare tactic and to not feel hopeless.
“I refuse to fall into climate doomism because resistance in movements have always existed to create a just regenerative world. We need to remind ourselves that we must cultivate within our community to create sustainable change.”Isaias Hernandez, What is Climate Doomism?
In essence, if we become more aware of the environmental problems at hand today, we can preserve our health and safety, as well as bettering our Earth. Ignorance is not an option in this situation. Due to the widespread usage of smartphones and social media platforms for this generation, it is crucial we spread the word. Above all, we must take action. Hold our government accountable. Advocate for environmental and social justice. We are the future. We are the revolutionaries who will ultimately change Mother Earth for the better.
Check out our previous blog on sustainability to learn how to manage an eco-friendly lifestyle.