Ecojustice Blog – Special update Posted on July 20, 2022 (updated: July 20, 2022)

Eight environmental Instagram accounts to inspire you

Ja'miil MillarStaff

Social media can be an overwhelming place — whether you’re someone who stays on top of new trends, or you only log on for brief windows of time. Nevertheless, it can also be a force for good when curated with a bit of intention. So, to help you transform your feed, these are the environmental Instagram accounts that we here at Ecojustice turn to again and again. May they inspire you to stay grounded in the collective fight for the planet.

Don’t have Instagram? Most of these accounts are on Facebook and Twitter too.

 

Brown Girl Outdoor World 

Seeking inspiration to get outside and believe in cultivating belonging in outdoor spaces? Look no further than Brown Girl Outdoor World. Founded by Demiesha Dennis, this account amplifies Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) representation in outdoor recreation through community events, advocacy, and education.  

 

Intersectional Environmentalist 

To be an intersectional environmentalist is to acknowledge that people aren’t one-dimensional. We all bring our various identities to the cause, whether that’s our age, race, gender, or sexuality. Leah Thomas’s account is an invitation to explore all that. How does climate change play into racism? Or feminism? Or the gap between rich and poor? Today, this educational – and yes, aesthetically pleasing – account is a full-on climate justice collective with in-person concerts, training, and its own podcast.

 

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Banking on a Better Future 

So, you’ve seen the posts calling out big banks such as Royal Bank of Canada for their climate hypocrisy…yeah, we’ve made some too. Following Banking on a Better Future keeps your ear to the ground on the climate destruction by this industry. Banking on a Better Future’s work mobilizes youth to take a pledge on leaving financial institutions that invest in fossil fuels and many other ways to act.

Find Banking on a Better Future on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Indigenous Climate Action 

At Ecojustice, we are grateful to work with and support this group in the fight for climate justice. Indigenous Climate Action cultivates a space for Indigenous-led climate solutions to thrive and be amplified via programs, events and gatherings, trainings, webinars, and more.

Find Indigenous Climate Action on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Slow Factory 

Through education, systems change, and narrative design, Slow Factory’s mission is to restore balance between humans and nature. Their feed invites critical thinking on a range of topics such as human rights, climate justice, and collective liberation. 

Find Slow Factory on Twitter and Facebook

 

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Fridays for Future Toronto 

This account is the Toronto chapter of the Fridays for Future youth-led global climate strike movement. Guided by intersectional demands, Fridays for Future Toronto creates a space for youth to be a leading voice in advocating for climate justice for all.  

Find Fridays for Future on Twitter and Facebook

Atmos 

Scrolling through Atmos’s Instagram feed invites you to marvel in the vision that is our natural world. From graphic design inspired by nature to writing on climate and culture, there are many opportunities to learn and become inspired by this account. 

Find Atmos on Twitter and Facebook

 

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Colour the Trails

If you’ve ever wondered why the outdoorsy world seems so…white, then Juju Milay is here to colour the trails. Established in 2017, this group is a community of BIPOC, as well as allies interested in adventure sports. Follow along for upcoming events, and to learn how to support inclusive representation. Plus: If you’re not a white person, it’s also just really great to see people who look like you trying new things like backcountry skiing or mountain biking.

Find Colour the Trails on Twitter and Facebook

 

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