Sustainability most notably pertains to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their own needs.
It has become a trendy topic in recent years, most notably among Millennials and Generation Zs. However, it is crucial to note that environmental activists and marginalized communities around the globe have been at the forefront of this movement for generations. Advocating and fighting for environmental justice and inclusivity in the development toward a more sustainable society, environment and economy for so many, can quite literally mean life or death.
Concepts surrounding sustainable lifestyles have gained steady traction largely as a result of social media influencers, YouTubers, magazines, and the like, who cover and discuss various components in our daily lives of which could be adapted or made aware of the impacts. Time and time again, we see how reducing hyper-consumerism and rethinking our standard ideals, can positively impact our lives and the planet.
Here, we set out to explore some of the most impactful ways we have found living sustainably has altered the perspectives and revolutionised the lives of popular advocate influencers.