Though the concept of zero-waste still seems a fantasy to most of us, there are individuals who are living this term. They are the real heroes who should be followed as it is because of them, the world can still be hoped for as a better place to be. Their practices, ideologies and efforts towards sustainability, are helping make a positive difference, and showing us that it is better to tackle the concept of zero-waste imperfectly, than not do anything about it at all.
Here’s listing six influencers, whose personal journey in practicing a sustainable life, will inspire us.
1. Ripu Daman Bevli
Credited with introducing the concept of plogging in India, environmentalist Ripu Daman started his career with IT companies and also had a stint with sales.
However, with environmentalism always being on top of his mind, he started encouraging plogging, an idea from Sweden that combines jogging with picking up litter. Through Ploggers Of India, he encourages people to keep areas litter-free and uploads videos and pictures of areas that he helps keep clean, also informing us about the damage that we are doing.
2. Nayana Premnath
Reducing carbon footprint and also getting eco-friendlier, is what ecoYouTuber Nayana propagates, through her social media handles. If you don’t have time to clean the neighboring garden or plant a tree, you can be sustainable while travelling in a train too. This and a lot of other hacks is what you will come across while scrolling her social media handle.
3. Kamana Gautam
According to Kamana. sustainability should be implemented in every walk of life-even parenting. A nutritionist by profession, Kamana propagates and practically teaches sustainability to humans who will literally take the world forward-her kids, and urges other parents to do so too. Her social media handles have some lovely content that can be used by parents in teaching their kids how to make the planet a better one to live on.
4. Vani Murthy
59-year-old Vani Murthy is not your regular social media influencer. A composting enthusiast, Bengaluru-based Vani propagates sustainability and zero-waste lifestyle, with as easy tips as using kitchen scraps to grow vegetables for your own home.
5. Aakash Ranison
26-year-old Indore based travelpreneur and social media influencer Aakash Ranison, practices what he preaches. A climate activist, he is vegan, and maintains a minimalist lifestyle, striving for a better future. He travels the world, making videos featuring stories in an attempt to influence the younger generation, informing them of the irreversible damage the earth is facing.
6. Saniya Malhotra
A student of architecture from Uttarakhand, Saniya Malhotra can teach you a thing or two about using your everyday ‘kabaad’ in an environment-friendly manner. She also talks about various environmental processes that help make the world a better place-like composting, reducing carbon footprint and even thrifting. Want to know which companies offer doorstep waste pickup? She can help you.