Last updated: 4th February 2019
It's no news that sustainable living is a 'trend' in the online world. And, although at Boody we tend to focus more on timelessness than what's trending, anything that brings eco living into the forefront of people's minds is okay with us.
Whether you’re just starting your eco-friendly lifestyle or have been plastic-free for years, there’s plenty of inspiration around to keep you motivated and inspired.
Since every choice you make impacts the planet significantly, we’ve put together our ultimate list of sustainable living blogs that will keep your creative juices flowing and eco-heart pumping!
If you’re looking for food, lifestyle, fashion, zero-waste, parenting or well-being — we’ve got you covered.
1. Eco Warrior Princess
Jennifer Nini is the original Eco Warrior Princess. She founded her green lifestyle website way back in 2010, "long before it became "cool" to care about sustainability," she says.
The best part of Jennifer’s sustainable living blog? She has a directory of ethical and sustainable fashion and beauty products. Not to mention debunking the myth that sustainable fashion is bland, too expensive or too hard to find.
As a sustainability influencer, organic farmer, off-grid pioneer, eco-consultant, copywriter and marketing specialist and the voice behind the green lifestyle – she’s a definite source of inspiration to better care for our planet!
2. Green Lifestyle
Green Lifestyle has been Australia’s leading green media title since 2007. You can count on this website for reliable, well-researched and ethical information for any aspect of eco-living.
Whether it’s growing veggies, cooking, home renovation, beauty, fashion, travel, science and a dash of politics – green living covers it all. The website provides a platform for all things green and sustainable via features, videos, blogs, news, events, reviews, competitions to win green goodies, unique offers on eco-services, a weekly e-newsletter, and more.
Think of it as your go-to eco-friendly newspaper. Read up every morning and get the latest updates with your morning cup. One of our favourite sustainable living blogs.
3. Sustainability in Style
Kate Roberts is an Environmental Scientist by day, dog walker and blogger by night.
She believes fashion and style are not the same things, and the efforts of us as individuals does matter.
Fashion is something decided for you by the powers that be. Style on the other hand, is an expression of the individual and something that is unique to each and every person. It’s how you take what’s given to you and make it your own.
Sustainability in Style will help you assess your current wardrobe, evolve your purchasing habits, and get involved to make a change in the way we consume apparel. Use your buying power for the good of the planet.
4. The Rogue Ginger
Melbourne girl Erin Rhoades special brand of magic is showing people how to start a plastic-free and zero-waste lifestyle from the very beginning.
The Rogue Ginger is where Erin shares her plastic free living alternatives to shopping, cooking, makeup, fashion, cleaning and travel while trying to create no rubbish. If you’re looking to enhance your creativity with waste-free living look no further, Erin’s Zero-Waste Wedding post is a perfect example of having no limits.
She is a regular contributor on ABC Radio; shares skills and ideas to hundreds of people at workshops, talks and forums; featured by BBC World, The Project, Sunrise, The Morning Show, The Age, Herald Sun, Marie Claire, Peppermint Magazine and much more.
Begin here with her semi-chronological list of how to's, resources and tips for anyone starting their own journey on “I Want To Reduce My Plastic And Rubbish....But Where Do I Start?”
5. The Broadplace
Led by Jacqui Lewis and Arran Russel, the Broadplace is a school for consciousness, creativity and clarity.
Along with their face-to-face programs based in Sydney, The Broadplace have effective and powerful online programs and books for those wanting to practically explore their inner world independently. Whether you’re just starting out with practising mindfulness or want to use it to lead more effectively in your life and business, the Broadplace has a range of offerings.
Download one of their talks, manuals, online programs, or their weekly ‘journal’ style posts and you’re guaranteed to take something truly meaningful away from it. Their Instagram is also a beautifully curated gallery of wisdom and profound lessons.
6. Ethically Kate
Kate Hall is the brains behind this beautiful blog. Based in New Zealand, Kate lives and breathes sustainable living and ethical fashion. What started out a hobby has gone on to become her mission: to change the future of fast fashion and the way we consume.
Kate and her husband strive to live a zero waste lifestyle, live at thrift stores, and always look to 'up-cycle' rather than throw out. Find out more about Kate's world and how she aims to protect our planet on her blog, Ethically Kate.
7. The Sustainable Home Hub
Adelaide-based blog, The Sustainable Home Hub, is your number one destination for sustainable living, decorating and design. In their own words, here are some of the things they believe in: The beauty in nature, that we need to#dropthemumguilt and love our children more than the latest trends, spending time with each other, blending old with new, doing it yourself, sustainability, health and happiness. We can't argue with that!
Adele McConnell created VegieHead after seeing too many bland, faux-meat vegan recipes online. With 12 ebooks, a published cookbook and over 4 million website viewers worldwide, she’s changing the way people see plant-based food.
If you're bored of overcomplicated vegan meals, check out Adele’s Vegie Head Academy, the World's first online plant based cooking and health course. Her blog is full of tips and tricks and while you’re over there, tune into her #gogreen17 podcast.
9. Your Zen Life
Australian actresses Teresa Palmer and Phoebe Tonkin created Your Zen Life in 2011 to celebrate the individual and also highlight the idea of oneness. Connection, inspiration, recharge and alignment are just some of the feel-good insights associated with their blog.
Your Zen Life features regular contributions from experts in a multitude of fields from nutrition to meditation to eco-living, mindfulness and healthy cooking as well as community contributions from readers.
Need a mini pick-me-up from an eco-friendly and lifestyle mentor? Tez Talks is an inspiring series of videos where Theresa unpacks different topics including natural living, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality and happiness.
10. Applewood and Earth
Told through the eyes of a "wanderer who's found a home in the cosy valley of southern Tasmania", Apple and Earth features exciting adventures in food growing, travel, food, nature and low impact living.
With beautiful images shot through the eyes of a young woman living the slow life in a country garden at the bottom of the world, you'll find yourself scrolling and wishing you could do the same!
11. Down to Earth Mother
Jo Hegerty, a writer and mum-of-two living near Brisbane, contributes her work to some of Australia's leading magazines around sustainability, health, parenting, travel and more.
Her blog, Down to Earth Mother, is designed to "inspire, inform and motivate mums to make greener choices". She does this with the belief that mothers like herself are role models, making important choices every day that affect the health and happiness of their families.
12. Green Elephant
New Zealand blog Green Elephant adores all things sustainable, healthy and ethical. It's your new go-to destination for the latest discoveries in sustainable living, healthy and ethical products and generally helpful and interesting information to help you live an eco-friendly life. Expect posts at least once a month packed with lots of insightful thoughts and analysis. Without a doubt one of the sustainable living blogs to watch this year!
13. Hello Charlie
Continuing the theme of sustainable living blogs for parents, Hello Charlie has all your eco baby needs covered. Packed full of handy tips to ensure you're bringing bub up in a way that's good for both their health and the health of the planet, Hello Charlie is a blog to bookmark now if you haven't already.
This blog also has a section for eco-beauty, aptly titled Hello Beauty. Putting focus on natural beauty tips and cosmetics that avoid nasty chemicals, this Hello Beauty is a go-to destination for all your eco-beauty needs.
14. Lost in Silver Fern
Although not completely centred around eco-living, Josie's blog Lost in Silver Fern does have a great sustainability category which is built around her experience of moving from the UK to Wellington, New Zealand.
Lost in Silver Fern has heaps of unique and practical articles based around living a more thoughtful life that is better for the environment. From Tips for Second Hand Shopping Successfully to the Best Sustainable Hair Salon in Wellington, get inspired by Josie's insightful (and pretty) blog.
This blog is to share stories of the city, travel, nature, living abroad advice and all things that come with the reality of living local somewhere else.
15. Sustainable Suburbia
Run by Kirsten, author of Less Toxic Living: How to Reduce Your Everyday Exposure to Toxic Chemicals – an Introduction for Families, Sustainable Suburbia is packed full of tips for those wanting to create a healthier and more sustainable life for themselves and their families.
Kirsten, who is also an Australian mother of three, pens articles on how to reduce the toxins in your home, the toxins you're putting into the environment and the toxins your family are absorbing.
16. Get Green Be Well
Founded by Kimberly Button, a certified WELL AP, green living expert and professional journalist, Get Green Be Well features tips, advice and inspiration on living sustainably.
After she successfully healed herself from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and more, Kimberly was able to do what conventional medicine couldn’t do by focusing on cleaning up her home and living environment.
17. NZ Ecochick
Based in Wellington with her husband and two boys, Madeleine uses NZ Ecochick as a platform to discuss her family and their journey to living a (semi) self-sufficient life on their urban homestead. They live on a quarter acerish section where they grow a lot of their own food.
Being a university-trained nutritionist and yoga teacher, Madeline is in good stead to discuss all things green. Her sustainable blog topics include frugal and slow living, deplastification and reducing our waste.
18. The Green Hub
Granted, it's not a blog. But we couldn't finish this list without a mention of the sustainable fashion and lifestyle publication and digital magazine, The Green Hub. Founder Kira Simpson shares her own personal experiences as she navigates her journey of sustainable living, as well as the experiences, tips and advice from her team of writers and contributors.
The Green Hub shares brands, research, guides and practical tips to help empower us to make lifestyle choices that are kinder to people and the planet. In their own words: "it’s not about being perfect. It’s about doing the best we can, one step at a time."
19. Boody Blog
Last but in no way's least, how could we round off a sustainable living blogs list without mentioning our own blog? Whether you're looking for ways to live better or trying to figure out what baby should wear to bed in summer, our weekly posts have got you covered.
With an ever-growing sustainability community, we're excited to see many more sustainable living blogs popping up in the future. Why not share these blogs or your favourite articles with some of your family and friends and spread a ‘greener you’ lifestyle message? Check out more of our recent eco-living posts.