28 Jun Our Favourite South African Green-minded Blogs
Our mindsets are in green gear!
Having recently returned from Europe it’s reassuring to see that South Africa really is eco-aware!
We may not have some of the sophisticated initiatives or infrastructure BUT we think that a lot of South Africans try where they can to do better. From using less plastic, bringing their own bags, using less water, making do or repurposing, a trend that is on the upswing.
Social media feeds are scattered with people posting their beeswax wraps, people asking which butchers allow you to take your own containers so as to skip the polystyrene and cling –wrapped meat and the joy that Pick n Pay now sells reusable bags for fruits and veg (hoorah!)
If you’re here reading this, no doubt you’re one of those fabulous forward thinkers and to keep you on the right track we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite green-minded blogs, written by fellow South Africans.
Make a cuppa, get comfy, get reading and enjoy.
All the links are hyperlinked, just hover your cursor over the link and click and the link will open in a new browser tab.
Frugal in SA – http://frugalinsa.com
Looking for fantastic tips on how to make the most of your food? This is the site for you! Handy recipes, tips of the day, budgeting – a must-read!
The Glam Green Girl –http://www.theglamgreengirl.co.za
Cassidy was one of the pioneers in the green beauty blogging sectors. She has since branched out and included lifestyle, travel, food and more to her topics.
Life Lived Simply – https://lifelivedsimply.co/about/
A handy how-to site that is insightful and interesting. Great for those on their zero-waste journey
Helen Moffett – https://www.helenmoffett.com/green-hat
We’ve mentioned our “girl-crush” Helen before here.
Sensible, straightforward and with humorous quips, the “green-hat” section of Helen’s blog makes for hours of reading!
Eco27 – https://www.eco27.co.za
Jackie sums up herself and her site perfectly:
I’m not an environmental activist. I’m not an expert on sustainability. I don’t recycle. I’m not a vegan. I don’t drive an EV. I have no idea what my carbon footprint is…. not yet anyway. This is just the start of my journey.
I am a person living in the real world. I believe that we should make it a better place. I like the idea of being less dependent on electricity. One day I’d like to live “off the grid”, and give back as much as I take from the water, earth and air.
But for now, this is my website about me being curious, and sharing everything I find interesting about the environment, sustainability, conservation and a better, healthier life for myself, this planet, and the coming generations.
Faithful to Nature – https://www.faithful-to-nature.co.za/blog/
South Africa’s favourite Green Shop! Loaded with lovely inspirational reading, not to mention that it’s a one-stop green shop!
Wellness Warehouse – https://www.wellnesswarehouse.com/articles/
Yummy recipes and mind nurturing reads and healthy living advice and tips, definitely worth checking out!
Good Things Guy – https://www.goodthingsguy.com
Feel good, every-time and restore your faith in humanity!
We just love this site. News sites can often be a bit depressing, well, not this one. Click on over for yourself.
(Heads up: Tears of joy are common when reading/ watching on the Good Things Guy website but it is worth it!)
Greenpop – https://greenpop.org/blog/
Plenty articles to grow your mind 😉 Be sure to check out their events section too to see how you can get involved!
“It all started with a simple goal: to plant 1000 trees in 1 month.Today, we plant trees through urban greening and reforestation projects, spread environmental awareness, and activate people through green festivals and workshops across Southern Africa.”
We hope that you enjoy these blogs as much as we do and in doing so pick up some further “green-living” tips!