7 Activists To Follow On IG For Earth Day Inspo Year-Round

Each year, Earth Day feels more and more significant as we learn more about climate change and the impacts on our environment. But for these activists, environmentalism is a full-time job. We love that they’re using their social media platforms to inform and inspire. Check out these incredible humans doing their part to save our planet.

 

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At only 15 years old, Autumn Peltier is Anishinaabe-kwe and a member of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation. She is best known as an internationally recognized advocate for clean water. She is a water protector and has been called a “water warrior.”

 

 

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Stephanie Ann Shepherd, the former COO for Kardashian brands, has seen a huge shift in her course over the past few years. She is now a strategic advisor to Khana, a nonprofit that provides essential feminine hygiene products to girls worldwide, and co-founded Future Earth, an environmental activism media company, with Max Moinian. 

 

 

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Lindsay Miles is a passionate spokesperson for living a zero-waste and plastic-free lifestyle. She is also an educator who helps people to find more meaningful lives with less waste and less stuff. She has been sharing ideas and strategies on her popular website, Treading My Own Path, since 2013. She also gives talks and workshops to encourage others to embrace change, reconnect with their values and make a positive impact on the world around them.

 

 

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Céline Semaan-Vernon is a Lebanese-Canadian designer, advocate, writer and founder of Slow Factory, a sustainable fashion agency, which aims to re-architect fashion into a zero-waste, circular economy, and The Library Study Hall, which produces a conference series promoting sustainability literacy called Study Hall.

 

 

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Isaias Hernandez is the creator of Queer Brown Vegan where he makes accessible environmental education content. After graduating with a degree in environmental sciences, Isaias co-created an environmental magazine named Alluvia magazine that highlights BIPOC environmentalists through climate justice storytelling. Queer Brown Vegan is an educational outlet and safe space for other like-minded individuals to learn terminology in the environmental movement.

 

 

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Inspired by Greta Thunberg to start her own climate movement in Uganda, Vanessa Nakate began a solitary strike against inaction on the climate crisis in January 2019. For several months, she was the lone protester outside of the gates of the Parliament of Uganda. Eventually, other youth began to respond to her calls on social media for others to help draw attention to the plight of the Congolian rainforests. She also founded the Youth for Future Africa and the likewise Africa-based Rise Up Movement.

 

 

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While Lizzie “Outside” may have temporarily changed her name to reflect the current times, her activism hasn’t paused. Lizzie is an eco-campaigner and founder of Plastic Patrol, where it combines community action with disruptive technology to gather important data for scientific research into pollution by man-made materials. By crowdsourcing the distribution, type, brand and quantity of waste all over the world, she is continuing to build a valuable evidence base to eradicate single-use materials and stop it from destroying our planet.

 

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Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram