The 17 Best Environmental Blogs in 2021

The Eco Experts

Depending on your current lifestyle, adopting more eco-friendly habits could be as simple as making a few straightforward swaps, or it could mean starting over from scratch. Whatever the scale of the task that lies ahead, you can be reassured that there is an ever-growing vanguard of environmental bloggers out there to help you embark on your sustainable journey.

And since 60% of people want to go greener in light of the rising energy bills, you won’t be the only one trying to transform your lifestyle.

In this article, we’ll evaluate the best environmental blogs out there, and find out how they can help you become greener in your everyday life.

The best sustainability blogs

1. Moral Fibres

Author Wendy Graham set up Moral Fibres in 2013 to prove how living a greener life can be easy, affordable, and stylish. This helpful website offers top tips for sustainability, covering topics such as food and drink, home and garden, families, travel, and general lifestyle.

 

Best features

  • Each article is backed up by authoritative research
  • The content covers a broad range of ways to be sustainable
  • The website is sleek, with lots of white space

2. Ethical Hour

Ethical Hour has four main goals: to connect ethically-minded people, help ethical businesses build their skills, encourage smarter shopping, and create a global network for positive change.

This sustainable blog will teach you the basics about which materials to steer clear from, and demonstrate the small swaps which are worth giving a go. As further motivation, the blog also keeps visitors informed of the latest environmental issues the planet is facing.

 

Best features

  • The Ethical Hour has its own podcast – handy for when you’re on-the-go
  • The blog is beautifully presented, making it really easy to read
  • The content is up to date and informative

3. Curiously conscious

Since 2013, Curiously Conscious has stayed true to its ethos: look for the good things in life. Whether it’s good for the earth, good for others, or good for yourself – it all makes a difference.

The blog focuses primarily on sustainable options for the home, beauty, fashion, and travel. Besma, the author of the blog, has a keen eye for sustainable fashion trends and comes up with fun ways to cut down on plastic.

 

Best features

  • The blog covers a wide range of ways to be sustainable
  • The Shopping section allows you to scroll through sustainable style ideas and ethical brands
  • The Travel section covers tips for specific countries (including the UK)

4. EcoCult

EcoCult defines itself as a “curious, thoughtful, science-based view into the international sustainable fashion industry.

Each sub-section digs deep into research on sustainable living. For example, you can enjoy reading about which eco-friendly socks will keep you warm, or even where to shop sustainably in Vietnam. There are no limits here.

 

Best features

  • The Shop Sustainable section is updated weekly with ethical brands
  • A newsletter is available either for news on New York only, or the rest of the world
  • There’s a whole section dedicated to sustainable weddings

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The best vegan blogs

5. Oh She Glows

If you’re considering converting to veganism, this food blog will set you up with a long list of treats to enjoy.

Oh She Glows features hundreds of tasty recipes, all vegan, and all highly rated by satisfied readers. As well as healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, you can learn how to make delicious desserts and sumptuous sides. You’ll be cooking up a storm in no time.

Sound tempting? Wait until you check out the “obsession-worthy peanut butter cookie ice cream”…

 

Best features

  • The blog’s self-titled recipe book won the New York Times Bestseller Award in 2014
  • Most recipes also take allergies into account
  • You have hundreds of recipes to choose from. Go crazy!

6. Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen doesn’t focus solely on vegan food – instead, it works by simply helping people live a healthy lifestyle. You can look forward to discovering healthy, clean, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan recipes – all of which are super easy to make.

 

Best features

  • Some recipes also come with a video to help you visualise the cooking process
  • A section of the website is dedicated to readers’ home-bakes of the recipes
  • Each dietary need is split into a sub-section, making the site much easier to navigate

7. The Happy Pear

What started off as a small shop in Ireland back in 2004, has now evolved into an online community – helping millions of people eat healthier. The Happy Pear not only has a blog to help its users become vegan experts, but it also offers six online courses, four cookbooks, a podcast, and hundreds of vegan recipes.

This website is a haven for anyone looking to switch to a plant-based diet, or a keen interest in looking after the mind, body, and soul.

 

Best features

  • A two-series podcast, featuring interviews with the likes of Russell Brand, Joe Wicks, and various doctors
  • Six courses on how to improve all aspects of your health
  • The recipes are easy to follow and usually come with a video to help

8. Lowly

We’ve saved the best for last. Hugo, the creator of Lowly, set up the blog to enable everyone to eat healthily and save the planet at the same time.

The most impressive aspect of Lowly is its breakdown of CO2 emissions for each recipe. Under the list of ingredients, you’ll be able to see the amount of CO2 emissions that each product has created. The more you know…

Most recently, Lowly has added a home delivery business to the blog. You can look forward to receiving fresh food in sustainable packaging – all delivered by bicycle!

 

Best features

  • A CO2 breakdown to accompany each recipe
  • Delivery service for home-grown ingredients (all in 100% recyclable packaging), delivered by bicycle
  • A long list of recipes to choose from

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The best wildlife blogs

9. Kate on Conservation

Kate Stephenson, founder of Kate on Conservation, is a conservationist and a campaigner for animal rights.

With years of journalistic experience under her belt – working at the likes of National Geographic Kids and Discovery Education – Kate is using her skills to educate people on wildlife across the globe, and how we can help them.

 

Best features

  • The ‘recommends’ section, which lists tonnes of useful books, films, products, and more
  • A huge library of articles to explore
  • A list of learning resources for anyone interested in conservation

10. The Earthbound Report

The Earthbound Report essentially reports on the scientific environmental challenges the world is facing – some more hopeful than others.

A lot of the content looks into how different animal species are affected by climate change. You can scroll through book reviews on current climate issues, as well as reports on how countries are progressing in terms of green milestones.

 

Best features

  • In-depth articles on every aspect of how to help the environment
  • Each article is backed up with scholarly research
  • A weekly update on ‘what we learned this week’

11. BBC Earth Blog

We’ve all heard of the BBC, but a lot of people aren’t familiar with the BBC Earth Blog. And if you just can’t get enough wildlife, you’ll adore it. 

You can expect article upon article about different species of plants and animals, the assorted impacts of climate change, and even which animal Sir David Attenborough would like to be. What else could you possibly want? 

 

Best features

  • Since the BBC is an authoritative broadcasting company, you’ll get insight from the experts
  • ‘Life through the lens’ section has a collection of photography for wildlife fanatics
  • Interviews with researchers in the industry, including the one and only David Attenborough

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Best ethical purchasing blogs

12. Red Orange Peach

It’s so difficult to work out how transparent companies are about their cruelty-free credentials. Thankfully, Red Orange Peach is on a mission to clear this up and help users make more ethical purchases.

Founders Adelle and Harry have rallied up over 100 cruelty-free brands so far, which are all categorised by both product type and ethical choices. This means you can choose to search for vegan products, palm-oil free companies, or even carbon neutral businesses.

 

Best features

  • The huge catalogue of cruelty-free products
  • Sections on animal testing laws, animal testing alternatives, and cruelty-free statistics
  • Cruelty-free shopping guides

General eco blogs

13. Tiny Dot Collective

Tiny Dot Collective describes itself as “a hub for anyone who’s interested in exploring an eco-friendly lifestyle” – but it’s much more than that.

The blog focuses on a few main subjects, including reducing waste, eco-friendly recipes, and lifestyle changes. Readers can also stay motivated by visiting the ‘stories’ section, which features interviews with people on their environmental journeys.

Throughout the site, there’s a keen focus on how nature can impact mental health, too – something many people will value post-pandemic.

 

Best features

  • An events page to help people get involved in local volunteering
  • A page on eco-friendly products and vegan alternatives
  • A range of articles, including a ‘stories’ section, which focuses on what others are doing to help the planet

14. Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger was created for anyone with a passion for green living. Following this blog will keep you up to date with environmental news spanning design, lifestyle, science, technology, transport, business, and energy.

The broadness of the blog means that you can learn about all angles of eco-friendly life, from new developments in fuel efficiency to which brands to steer clear of.

 

Best features

  • Categories to match everyone’s interests
  • You can sign up for daily or weekly newsletters
  • The ‘most popular right now’ feature lets you keep up with environmental trends

14. Grist

Grist is an independent, non-profit media organisation working towards “a planet that doesn’t burn, and a future that doesn’t suck.”

Expect to find some climate-heavy content, with most articles discussing the impacts of climate change. You can also dive head-first into masses of scientific research on how we can tackle global warming, as well as how politics is changing because of it.

Perhaps their best (and most hopeful) article is the Grist 50: 2019. This positive article focuses on the 50 things you can feel hopeful about the future – and in today’s climate, we sometimes need any glimmer of hope we can get.

 

Best features

  • The Grist Fellowship – helping more people get involved and spread the word
  • Their Fix section is dedicated to solutions to climate change
  • There are five different newsletters you can sign up to

15. The Environmental Blog

This eco-friendly blog focuses on the beauty of nature, and how we can all do our bit to protect it. By keeping up to date with The Environmental Blog, you can educate yourself on today’s most important subject: how to become more eco-friendly.

As well as keeping up to date with the world’s climate crisis, The Environmental Blog also provides tips on how to shop ethically, reduce plastic, increase renewable energy, and much more.

 

Best features

  • Its Green Tips section provides lots of helpful information to help you become more eco-friendly in everyday life
  • The website is nice and clean, making it easy to digest
  • The blog covers a wide range of environmental subjects

17. Yale Environment 360

This one’s for the scholars. Yale Environment 360 is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues. 

Look out for original articles by scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and business people. There is also a ‘daily digest’ summary of major environmental news.

 

Best features

  • Articles are categorised by topic, region, or author
  • Articles are all extremely informative and well-researched
  • The website is very sleek and easy to read

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Summary

So, with all of these blogs available to help you in your quest to become kinder on the planet, what’s stopping you? Whether you’d like to try out veganism, ditch fast fashion, or cut back on plastic, it’s never been easier to be ethical.

Beth Howell Writer

Beth has a real passion for green living. She’s been absorbed in eco research for over three years, and has become quite the expert. Whether you’re after a new set of solar panels, a home energy improvement, or you want to catch the latest eco news, she’s got your back.

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