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Are you trying to live a greener lifestyle in 2016?
Here are 15 top green living blogs that are worth paying attention to.
Several of these green living blogs have been around for a long time and are full of helpful information. Others are relatively new or have new things going on this year.
Either way, add them to your RSS feed, follow them on social media, or just check in on them occasionally to see what’s new.
If you have other green living blogs we should add to our list, please let us know!
TreeHugger is your source for sustainability news covering nearly every sector. Interested in green living techniques? You’ll find it here. Want to learn more about environmentally-focused transportation and energy? You’ll find it here. Do you feel inspired by beautiful eco-friendly design? Get all of this and much more on this site.
Check out this great sample post: Nine superfoods you can grow yourself
Ways 2 Go Green is a good, all-purpose green living blog. They cover topics such as recycling and reusing household goods, making your home greener, saving money by going green, and advice on gardening and composting.
Check out this great sample post: Guide to Plastic Identification Codes
If you want to take action on green living issues, Care2 is the site for you. And if you just want helpful information on a wide variety of green living topics, Care2 is also a great site for you. The blog has a wealth of articles on topics like food and cooking, love and sex, pets, and healthy homes. If you want to skip all their causes, go straight to the drop-down button at the top of the page that says “Healthy Living.” But who knows – after reading some of their articles you may be inspired to take action toward creating a better planet.
Check out this great sample post: Every Time You Use a Paper Towel, Think of This
You’re probably familiar with the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit. Triple Pundit writes news stories that showcase these three things coming together. The quality of the writing is excellent and the topics are thought-provoking. This is a great site for people interested in green business or sustainability topics in general.
Check out this great sample post: Golden Agri Resources Commits to Fully-Traceable Palm Oil
Sustainable Brands is similar to Triple Pundit in that it’s focused on how businesses are working on sustainability and environmental issues. The site tends to share lots of case studies of corporate social responsibility and green endeavors. There are also general articles about what brands (from startups to Fortune 500 companies) are doing to increase their profitability and help the environment at the same time. They host a big annual conference, and it seems to get better every year. Follow them to see what they’ve got in the works for 2016.
Check out this great sample post: Scientists Turn Florida’s Rotten Tomatoes Into Clean Energy
When the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21) was happening there was a lot of talk about how emerging technologies would play a vital role in our fight against climate change. If you’re interested in keeping up on the newest developments in green technology, energy, buildings and more, EarthTechling is a great blog to follow.
Check out this great sample post: Pollen Batteries: Nothing to Sneeze At
Maybe you’re trying to live a greener lifestyle, but you’re struggling to determine which products for your home are really green and which are greenwashed. LeafyGreen.info may be the resource you’ve been looking for. The site specializes in showcasing products that are truly eco-friendly. Some of the information is localized to the author’s home in New Jersey, but many of the products she reviews are available throughout the United States.
Check out this great sample post: My Experience with Recycle-A-Bicycle and REI
It seems a lot – and I mean a lot – of bloggers turned to green living because they wanted to create a healthier home and lifestyle for their children. Of all the family-focused green living blogs out there, one of my favorites is Green and Gorgeous. Blogger Jennae Petersen has wonderful taste, fantastic ideas, and an easy-to-read style. She covers several of my favorite topics, including clothes, thrifting, food, crafts and DIY.
Check out this great sample post: Kid Style: DIY Slashed Leggings + Lauryn Hill
There are several things I really like about Wellness Mama. It has great advice about natural and DIY beauty and cleaning products (and trust me, it’s hard to find sites with this information that aren’t trying to sell you something). It has yummy recipes and tips for staying healthy. All of this on a site that’s attractive, well organized and easy to navigate. Definitely check this one out!
Check out this great sample post: 4 Natural Teeth Whitening Options That Work
Happy Mothering is another great blog by a mom who got interested in green living when she started a family. The site is chock full of practical information about things like crafts, DIY beauty products, gardening, cooking and parenting.
Check out this great sample post: DIY All Purpose Cleaner with Citrus Peels
Homes, offices, stores and other buildings consume a huge amount of energy. They also take an enormous volume of resources. As a result, they’re one of the biggest contributors to climate change. Anyone interested in green living should do what they can to make the spaces they occupy more eco-friendly. Green Building Elements has great ideas for anyone designing or remodeling a space. They also share fun stories about things like tiny houses and new products.
Check out this great sample post: Panama Jungle Features Plastic Bottle Village
Inhabitat is one of my favorite blogs for green living ideas you can implement any day (not just when you’re building or remodeling a home). They cover architecture, design, technology and many other subjects related to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. You’ll find lots of ideas about furniture, home and office building design and green products. You’ll also get fascinating news about environmentally-focused projects and ideas from around the globe.
Check out this great sample post: These Colorful Animal Sculptures Help Remove Discarded Flip-Flops From the Ocean
Green living begins at home. In addition to adding green features to your home, you can make sure as little waste as possible is leaving your home. That’s what the zero waste movement is all about – making sure zero (or extremely little) leaves your home in the form of trash, and instead becomes resources like recyclable materials, reusable goods and compost. This blog does a great job of helping people interested in living a zero waste lifestyle. A newly redesigned website and update app to help people buy in bulk (and reduce packaging) give the site a new look for 2016.
Check out this great sample post: Zero Waste Home Essential: Multi-Functionality
As I alluded to in the last paragraph, a big part of green living is reducing the amount of stuff you buy. But let’s be honest – none of us are going to stop buying clothing, toothbrushes, food, smartphones, computers or other necessities of modern life. That means eco-minded consumers need to know how to reuse or recycle things when they reach the end of their usable life. RecycleNation does a great job of educating people about how to give new life to all kinds of items. They also blog about general topics around sustainable living.
Check out this great sample post: Top 10 Things You Should Be Recycling
Earth 911 is another great site that focuses on waste reduction, reuse, recycling and green living in general. In addition to educating you about how to dispose of unwanted products in an eco-friendly manner, they can also help you find recycling resources in your community.
Check out this great sample post: How to Create an Eco-Friendly Baby Nursery
That completes our list of top green living blogs of 2016. We hope you enjoyed it. Now go spend some time reading these great blogs!