I have a confession to make, I do not love every kind of social media. I have favorites and one of my favorites is Instagram. I love photography, when I was in high school I won a small scholarship for college for photography. I enjoy seeing everyone’s pictures, reading their quick captions and fun hashtags. Instagram is more than just food pictures (though I really like those too). There are pictures of proud parents sharing great moments, beautiful sunsets, amazing landscapes, and other imaginative things.
Everyday I check out Instagram to see what my green friends are up to… who had an amazing smoothie that morning, who went for a run or went to yoga, and what their kids lunches were for the day. You will be amazed at the creative ideas you get from seeing what people are doing. Maybe it will inspire you to go for a run yourself or make a salad for lunch rather than eating a hamburger. Do not underestimate the fun you can have on Instagram.
Here are some of my favorite green inspiration Instagramers.
Good Girl Gone Green (GGirlGGreen) Inspiring food photography at its best… I want to eat all the healthy food she shows us!
Healthful Mama (HealthfulMama) Besides her funny selfies you can check out some of her other artful pictures one of my favorites is one of her son and her husband walking down the hiking trail. It is those kind of sweet moments that I think make Instagram my favorite!
Creative Green Living (CreativeGreenLiving) First you have to check out the picture of the huge tomato she grew! Cute kids, gardening and DIY project pictures… she has it all!
Green Talk (GreenTalk) Anna takes you on a walk through her garden on her Instagram account. She gives out great tips and asks for your advice to. You will learn so much about gardening from following her account.
EcoKaren (EcoKaren) When you check out her account you might see a few pictures of me there since she was my competitor (and first place winner) in the MPG Challenge but she does not just share a picture of cool people…. she shares great pictures of her beautiful town as well as the green things she sees when she out and about. You really feel like you are traveling with Karen when you follow her account.
RetroHouseWife Goes Green (retrohousewife05) One of my favorite things Lisa shares with her readers is monthly grocery store haul and what she gets from her local CSA. She also posts amazing pictures of the Oklahoma landscape.
Gluten Free Vegan Mom (Gfveganmom) As a celiac family (husband and children) she shows you all the fun things they do and shares great tips on things the family can eat. Even if you are not gluten-free or vegan you will love her Instagram pictures.
Conscientious (conscientious) I love the fact that Jenny posted a picture of herself from a few years ago, you get a sense of her personality on Instagram and you get to learn so many green things too!
Eelnahs (Eelnahs) I have been following Shannon for a while and while I have never done cross-fit I have a sense of what you do in the classes. She also takes amazing scenery pictures and of course food pictures!
Sommer Poquette (sommerpoquette) First I really want to know what other apps she has on her phone because she has the most amazing collection of collage pictures and none of the layouts are the same! One of my favorite pictures of hers is a picture of the TV screen with Full House on, her kids love it as much as we all did as kids
Groovy Green Livin (groovygreenlivin) Lori was one of the first people I followed on Instagram and she posts some of the best scenery pictures from her runs. She travels to the most beautiful places but she also shares great green living tips through Instagram.
Green-4-U (Greenforu) That’s me! There are posts from my 4-year-old daughter, she thinks she is an Instagram genius. I also share photo’s of green and not-so-green things I see as well as fun photos. I definitely mix it up and have a ton of fun!
What is your Instagram name? Would love to follow you too!