Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Blogger, Instagrammer, YouTuber and where to get Inspiration, Motivation and Education

Sustainability, eco-friendliness, minimalism, slow fashion, less waste, veganism, plastic-free are all so important topics more people need to get involved with.

Still, Influencers with new outfits daily, holding animal-cruelty make-up into the camera and earning money for promoting brands that exploit their workers and risk their lives. They jet around the world living in the most luxurious hotels and resorts and the only value they give to their followers is living the life everyone else dreams of.

I know they post great pictures, make everything look beautiful and I don’t want to hate on them. I just described this as the complete negative example and luckily most Influencers have some sort of positive value they spread.

But if you clicked on this blog post it means you are interested in other topics, in things that are far more important than pretty looks and money and that also gives you a purpose in life: to help save the future of our planet.

Media is a wonderful tool to spread awareness, information, motivation, inspiration and tips. Now we just need to give those people that have an important message, a positive impact and valuable information and tips to share more attention.

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@aniahimsa

Instagram

I love Instagram for my daily inspiration, education and motivation and the cool thing is, that there are already so many awesome accounts sharing important, helpful and still pretty and inspirational pictures and videos on their story and feed.

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@mari.linni

Nici is a German blogger and currently one of my favourites! She shares everything around less waste, veganism and minimalism of her daily life in her story and feed and I love that she always mentions that she isn’t perfect herself and that sustainability is always a journey.

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@aniahimsa

Blogger, influencer and podcaster from Swiss sharing her market shopping baskets, green bowls, fridge sneak peeks, and zero waste living with us. She is also into fair, slow fashion and fitness.

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@jesswayoflife

Jess is vegetarian and not one of the super sustainable bloggers. She just shares her life and tries to aim for a better tomorrow.

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@talisaminoush

She talks a lot about politics and interesting news and topics as well as fair fashion and sustainability and I love to find different pieces of information on her profile.

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@corinna_fee

Her captions are always really informative and I love to support her as a small German blogger with an important message.


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@piakraftfutter

YouTube

Is amazing to get more information as well as inspiration. I love watching videos about veganism (a really big part of being eco-friendly), minimalism, zero waste etc.

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Ellen Fisher is one of my favourite YouTubers and she is such a role model to me in several parts. She is such a wonderful soul!

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Corinna Fee is a German YouTuber and I really like her content. She posts about a minimalist, less-waste, vegan and natural life.

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Sarah Lemkus shows how to live a healthy, eco-friendly family life while travelling. Combining everything I love and wish for myself in the future.

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Pia Kraftfutter is a German vegan activist that also talks about minimalism, zero waste and sustainability, even though she might be a bit controversial to some people.


Blogs

I love blogs for recipes, tips, lists and information, but until know I only read two „green“ blogs. Can you recommend some more?

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Mehr als Grünzeug is a beautiful blog about vegan food and green living.

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Aniahimsa just like her Instagram, I also love Anina’s blog. Very informative and I like her structured and interesting way to write.

 


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Podcasts

I love listening and learning while cooking, cleaning or sunbathing and I’ve been completely obsessed with the podcast Chappedlipspodcast. Super entertaining, informative and many facts I didn’t know before.

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@aniahimsa

Documentary’s

I haven’t watched all of them myself, but they are on my list as soon as I have Netflix again.

  • Cowspiracy
  • The true cost
  • Before the Flood
  • Tomorrow
  • A Plastic Ocean
  • Our Planet
  • Rotten
  • More than Honey
  • Plastic Planet
  • How to Change the World
  • Food Inc

Who do you get inspired, motivated and educated by? What Podcast, Documentary do I need to see/listen or who is your favourite sustainable Influencer?

Please tell me, I would love to follow more people that try to make a difference in the world and have a positive impact on their Followers and I really want to be one of them myself.

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My Favourite Photography Accounts on Instagram

Some people are just real superheroes when it comes to capturing the perfect moments. I love following inspiring people on Instagram and be blown away by the beauty of their shots. I already shared a few of my absolute favourites in the categories travel, veganism and fashion with you.

This time the accounts can’t really be put into one category but instead, they are masterpieces in storytelling and expressing feelings, emotions and vibes through their photography. In my opinion, these accounts create art!

@espenvalverde

Landscape photography can be boring. But not when you know how to capture it right. When there is a story behind it, a feeling and emotions that are soaked in that one shot.

@chelseakauai

What she is able to experience is out of this world. And she knows how to show these moments and bring the feelings behind it across to her viewers – pure magic.

@_foodstories_

It is so beautiful to see what art these two ladies create with their locations, tables, plates and food. You could say this is food photography, landscape, detail and home or interior photography in one. Such a huge inspiration.

@alliemtaylor

This traveller just knows how to show the depth of landscapes. Usually, I would say you can’t capture these huge mountains and breathtaking landscapes in one shot, but she knows how to.

@vanellimelli

The vibe Melli spreads is just adorable. Cute, smiling and straight from the 90th.

@linesauberlich

These soft tones are just made to dream of. I love how her pictures are calm and adventurous at the same time.

@vagabondhearts

Another adventurous soul that captures the best views and hiking-rest-places in her shots. Makes me want to go on adventures in the mountains straight away.

@lene_merle

I just recently discovered her because of her wonderful pictures of her trip through the south of Australia. I love that her couple pictures are something different, not to cheesy, kinda real, kinda what you dream about. Just beautiful.


What are your favourite photographers on Instagram? What pictures make you start to dream? Do you like the ones I choose to show you?

 

New Motivation & Inspiration | Favourites

This month I fell in love with a few new things: people (or their Instagram accounts), food (as per usual) and products that I want to share with you today.

I guess this will be the last Favourites blog post for now because I’ll be travelling with a backpack soon so I won’t have a lot of new things to share with you. Probably there will be a section in my monthly review with my loved ones I discover in Australia so I can tell you about them.

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Do you already have any blog post / video suggestions that you want me to make in Australia?

I want to start doing videos and obviously still write articles on here so tell me what you are interested in down below in the comments!

I am thankful for relaxed evenings with good conversations, to spend time with people whom company I enjoy and for sure will miss when I’m Down Under.

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Food

I got a few new and old favourites that I want to show you, cause there is nothing better than food – am I right? Also, I am going to share the recipe for my green-protein-smoothie I made a lot in the last weeks and you’ve probably seen it in my Instagram Stories & for my favourite salad dressing that makes all the greens taste great!

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I really like eating salad for lunch because I usually have a huge breakfast (like you see above) pretty late in the day cause I work out in the morning. Also, it is a great way to get all raw greens in. Sometimes I have baked sweet potato and steamed broccoli on the side or more raw veggies like tomatoes, cucumber and bell pepper. But my dressing is always the same because I love this combination so much!

Fresh Sweet & Sour Salad Dressing

All measurements are just roughly measured and it depends on how you like it to taste and how much salad you have.

  • 1 tsp olive or flaxseed oil
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1,5 tbsp raspberry vinegar (I use a homemade one) or other fruity vinegar
  • 1,5 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • pepper

I really love the sour but fruity & sweet taste of this dressing and it fits perfectly to any kind of veggies & greens.

Black Smoothie

We have a lot of Kale in our Garden and because Kale is super healthy and has so many vitamins I try to have a green / almost black smoothie about 3 times a week and get all those greens in. Especially when I don’t have a salad for lunch.

  • 3 handful of fresh kale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • some frozen blueberries
  • sweet fruit like watermelon, pineapple or apple
  • half a jar of coconut water
  • half a tsp of each greens powder (I use Moringa, Barley Grass & Camu Camu)

I really like this combination cause it is cold and refreshing, nourishing but doesn’t taste too green/healthy. Do you like drinking green smoothies as well?

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In Berlin I ate a super yummy wrap with black rice, tofu and a tahini sauce. I never ate round black rice before (not the hard, thin one you mix with basmati rice) and it tasted so good, very flavourful and now I want to cook with it at home. I could imagine it in a salad with greens, cucumber, pepper, smoked tofu and a tahini sauce…

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I also discovered a vegan „Mortadella“ and I really love it. It almost tastes like the real one (even my dad & brother like it!) and it’s perfect if you crave something savoury but not veggie-tasting on your bread. I eat it with a bit avocado as a butter substitute and I can highly recommend you to try it if you like substitutes.

 

 


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Inspiration

I just recently discovered @maddielymburner on YouTube and now she is my number 1 inspiration when it comes to health, veganism, food and fitness. She is so lovely, healthy and fit and her videos really motivate me a lot and give great inspiration for meals. She also has a second Instagram account that is more fitness related @madfit.ig as well as a second YouTube Channel where she posts at home workouts that I’ve been doing since two weeks now and I really love them!

I am totally inspired by the idea of minimalism and don’t owning a lot – just what you really need. Something that I want to work on more when I’ll be back from Australia. I am sure it will be a great start to only travel with a backpack for a year and hopefully, it won’t be hard to declutter because I know that I can live a wonderful life without many things I own.

Raw Alignment and her minimalism series on YouTube really inspire me, as well as Pick up Limes, who is another great inspiration!

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I found this picture on Pinterest and that’s truely how I want all my relationships to be… This picture really speaks to my heart and soul.

Last but not least I completely fell in love with @annietarasova she is such an inspiring soul and her travel photography and also videography is just beautiful. She also creates amazing art and inspires in mindfulness, self-love and more!


What are your favourites this month? Who inspires you to work towards your goals, learn & grow?