Zero-waste living may seem unattainable or complicated, but these vegan Instagrammers break down what it means to pursue a sustainable lifestyle, while valuing progress over perfection. Through tasty, plant-based recipes and eco-conscious product recommendations, these 20 must-follow accounts are working towards making the environmentalist movement more inclusive and representative. 

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Valeria Hinojosa

Going by the screen name Water Thru Skin, this Bolivia-born, Miami-residing conscious living influencer is transparent about the struggles of pursuing a socially conscious career. She shares gorgeous sustainable fashion inspo, a glimpse into her life as an eco-entrepreneur, and real talk on holistic health and well-being.
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2. Isaias Hernandez

Known as @queerbrownvegan on Instagram, this environmental educator shares informative, social justice-oriented perspectives on the sustainability movement and how to ensure its inclusivity, along with more environmentally sound product recommendations, the sustainability impact breakdown of different plant-based foods, and so much more.
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3. Immy Lucas

This UK-based YouTuber is well known for her serene and calming videos and approachable take on zero-waste living. Simple recipes, minimalist fashion, easy eco swaps, and recommendations for mindful habits we can all incorporate into our lives for a greener and more peaceful existence are all great reasons to follow along. 
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4. Cindy Villaseñor

Residing in Los Angeles, this garden educator and low-waste lifestyle influencer fills her aesthetic account with earth-toned, plant-filled photos along with tips on composting, eco camping gear, delicious plant-based cooking shots, and helpful tips on extending your clothing’s lifetime (thus keeping it out of landfills!). 
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5. Sabs Katz

Co-founder of the organization Intersectional Environmentalist, this social activist tackles topics such as gun violence and anti-Semitism on her informative account, along with zero-waste skincare recommendations, minimalist fashion, her kombucha brewing journey, and light-filled houseplant photos. 
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6. Max La Manna

This low waste chef racks up millions of views on his well-edited cooking videos with recipes for dishes such as Killer Tofu Ground Beef, Super Green Pasta, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles. And with a feature on BBC Earth’s Food Regeneration series and his first cookbook out in the world, La Manna is only getting started spreading his message of eliminating food waste. 
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7. Sedona Christina

From fun thrifting and secondhand clothing hauls to holistic and plant-focused wellness, this Seattle-based YouTuber provides resources on low-waste backpacking and outdoorsy adventures, the impact of social media on our collective wellness, and setting mindful intentions. 
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8. Shia Su

This Germany-based, tiny living enthusiast and author’s account is a veritable treasure trove of zero-waste living resources. From making your own cleaning products to unpackaged skincare and climate change activism, Su’s posts inspire and motivate. 
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9. Jessica Clifton

Residing in the Midwest, this digital content creator and Tiktokker fills up her cheery, light-filled account with snapshots of her plants and cats, budget-friendly tips and tricks, zero-waste self-care swaps, and easy, innovative, plastic-free home decor hacks. 
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10. Ashley Renne

This vegan mom and board member of Climate Power, an organization that works to hold polluters accountable, tackles topics around having a sustainable pregnancy, maintaining healthy postpartum body image, and raising eco-conscious kids. She also breaks down issues around systemic racism and allyship through informative graphics.  
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11. Madeleine Olivia

With over 500,000 subscribers on YouTube, this author and plant-based cook makes low-waste, vegan living look tastier and easier than ever before. From soups and stews to hot cross buns and energy bars, her simple and wholesome recipes are quickly becoming a staple in our kitchens. 
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12. Geevie & Sophia

These eco-conscious vegan twins and founders of Sustain Yourself shop, are experts on all-things plastic-free and cruelty-free beauty, including alternative menstrual products. Plus, look out for recommendations on plants and furniture for greening up your space. 
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13. Shelbi (@shelbizlee)

This sustainability vlogger and environmental science student breaks down topics from renewable energy to becoming a conscious consumer, while also tackling issues such as making the online environmental movement more inclusive of all body types and balancing personal relationships with your zero-waste journey. 
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14. Georgette (@sustainablysage)

Looking to jazz up your eco-friendly home? @sustainablysage’s Instagram is where it’s at! From bamboo toilet paper to picking out green mattresses and plastic-free food storage to thrifting well-made furniture, this account helps answer all those questions about an eco-home you may not even have known you had. 
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15. Meera Jain

This Canada-based vegan mom and teacher offers helpful resources on building a capsule wardrobe, using up food scraps to reduce food waste, making low-waste at-home educational activities for kids, and easy, at-home cooking tips.
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16. Steph Davies

With the tagline “Just (trying to be) a sustainable girl, in an unsustainable world,” Davies fills her feed with simple, plant-based recipes for seitan, carbonara, fluffy pancakes, and warming porridge bowls alongside autumn-hued photos of plastic-free personal care products and her adorable rescue pups. 
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17. Noa Ben-Moshe

With her sustainable vegan fashion blog featured by the likes of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Eluxe Magazine, this animal-rights activist and eco-fashion ambassador is making waves with her effortlessly chic approach to breaking the fast-fashion trend. With a focus on worker’s rights and responsibly produced garments, Ben-Moshe is making veganism more glam one naturally dyed textile at a time. 
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18. Blue Ollis

This UK-based blogger promotes and explores conscious living through the lens of veganism, low-waste living, mindfulness, and holistic wellness. Her focus on mental wellbeing and how it connects to a more environmentally focused approach shows that the more we reconnect to our planet, the more it directly benefits us in return. 
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19. Venetia La Manna

This podcaster, fair fashion campaigner, and co-founder of Remember Who Made Them (a group that works to support garment workers) focuses her account on all-things ethical fashion. From calling out fast-fashion companies to looking past greenwashing practices, La Manna keeps her eco looks funky, fresh, and animal-free. 
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20. Caroline Ginolfi

This plant-based, nutrition-certified wellness coach goes by the screen name @plantbasedblonde, and fills her foodie account with home-cooked, low-waste recipes, tips on re-growing vegetables from scraps and roots, peeks into her eco-kitchen (from the well-organized fridge to her secondhand copper sink), and so much more. 
Follow them here.

Sarah McLaughlin is the New Products Editor at VegNews who is always looking for more ways to live a sustainable vegan lifestyle.

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