As we start the new year, the subject of climate change still seems to be fresh on our minds. As 2015 concluded with unusual weather patterns, global climate talks and even Barak Obama joining Bear Grylls in Alaska to discuss global warming, adopting a greener lifestyle appears to be rather on trend for 2016.
However, since this is one craze we don’t want fizzling out by February, we’ve comprised a list of five bloggers that might just inspire you to make greener lifestyle choices all year round. So, from reducing your waste to upcycling your possessions, here are five blogs that will help you stick to your green goals in 2016.
A Brighter Shade of Green
If you’re tired of being lectured on global warming and rising sea levels, why not cast your eyes over Yanar’s green living blog, A Brighter Shade of Green. Offering a different perspective on sustainable lifestyle choices, Yanar offers her thoughts on decluttering her home, fashion made from recycled car parts and whether it’s actually worth buying eco-friendly cleaning products. If you want to go green but feel talking about climate change is all doom and gloom, Yanar’s optimistic and engaging posts could help you stick to a few green goals this year.
For the more creative amongst you, getting into upcycling could be just the hobby you need to help you go green. Jacques Karsten and Judy Rom’s fun recycling blog, Upcycle That shows you how to make coffee tables out of pallet slats, chairs out of traffic signs and kitchen units out of filling cabinets. Incredible, right? If that wasn’t enough, they even interview innovative artists who upcycle household items like cutlery and turn them into art.
The Guardian: Environment
If you’re not quite as handy with a saw and glue gun as you’d like, and are far more concerned with environmental current affairs, the Environment section of The Guardian is the blog for you. Keeping you up to date with the latest news about climate change, wildlife, energy and pollution, staying on the ball with all the current environmental discussions and issues is a great motivator for sticking to your green goals.
Trash is for Tossers
Fed up of taking your bins out every five minutes? New York based blogger, Lauren Singer demonstrates how you can lead a zero waste lifestyle. Documenting her journey on Trash is for Tossers, Lauren has reduced the waste she sends to landfill to almost nothing, with the rest either recycled or composted. Highlighting that it’s one thing to claim you love the environment and another thing to actually live like you love the environment, following Lauren’s no-nonsense blog will make sure you stick to a zero waste lifestyle.
For some of us, we just need living a green lifestyle made a little bit easier. If you’re looking for a few new ways to do your bit and need pointing in the right direction, head to Green Talk. Offering advice on everything from what to do with your apple cores to eco-friendly nail polish, Anna Hackman provides you with numerous green living hacks to make adopting a green lifestyle a whole lot easier.
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