Young Scots Recommend: How To Get Inspired About Sustainability

We asked some young Scot's their recommendations for podcasts and books on sustainability and accounts you can follow to get inspired. Take a look at our list of the top recommended social media accounts, podcasts and books.

Accounts

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1. Nayna Florence

Nanya Florence is a student at Edinburgh University but she is passionate about climate activism and sustainable fashion. Check out her YouTube and Instagram.

2. Sustainable Fashion Scotland

@Sustfashscotland use their Instagram to connect and celebrate the sustainable fashion community in Scotland. Founded in 2020, they host regular Community Call events, create a bi-weekly newsletter and host a sustainable fashion book club.

3. TheRenweableBox

@TheRenewableBox follow their TikTok and Instagram accounts to get tips and advice to live in a more environmentally friendly way.

4. BrightlyEco

@Brightly.Eco use TikTok to give zero waste tips and show eco-friendly products.

5. Simply by Christine

Simply by Christine is an American YouTuber, her content ranges from simple ways to compost to zero waste tips for students all while documenting her everyday life.

6. Sustainably Vegan

Sustainably Vegan posts tips and recipes on her YouTube channel. Why not give her 100 Sustainable Series a watch? The videos each have 100 suggestions for different topics like healthy habits, sustainable beauty and reducing food waste!

7. Imperfect Idealist 

Imperfect Idealist focuses on sustainable fashion and living on their YouTube Channel. They post videos discussing common misconceptions about slow fashion, how to make your clothes last longer and greenwashing.

 

Podcasts

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1. Sustainable(ish)

Jen Gale hosts the Sustainable(ish) Podcast which is all about the power of our actions when it comes to helping the environment. She talks about the small tweaks we can make and how they all add up to change the world.

2. SRUC Rural Policy

Are you interested in how government policy in the UK and abroad affects our food, communities and environment? Scotland’s Rural College has assembled a world class team for their SRUC Rural Policy podcast, including experts in food policy, biodiversity, economics and land management – to name a few!

3. Growing With The Flow

Nanya Florence, who we mentioned above, also hosts the podcast Growing with the Flow, all about how she navigates jobs, student life and activism.

4. Sustainababble

A comedy podcast about the environment, usually looking at topical events. Sustainababble calls itself ‘a weekly podcast about the environment, for and by the confused.’

5. The Sustainable Fashion Podcast

The Sustainable Fashion Podcast by Global Fashion Marketplace aims to move the fashion industry forward by having conversations about sustainability and innovation.

Books

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‘The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story’ by Marie Kondo.

It's a manga based on Marie Kondo's ideas about decluttering. Puts into practice the ideas of reduce, reuse, recycle. It's easy to read and easy to action. 

World of Books

If you’re looking for great value second hand books, then you should visit World of Books. They state that they don’t believe that books should only be read once, or have a single owner and that literature should last and be continually recycled. Which is why they help millions of used books find new homes every year.

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