Tips for Green Living Bloggers as Earth Day Approaches

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Green living has been a passion of mine since I first found out I was pregnant 20 years ago.  It didn’t happen all at once and I’m not living on a sustainable farm wearing hemp and using a composting toilet.  However, I have made small and realistic changes in my life that I HOPE reduce my carbon footprint.  With Earth Day coming up next month, I wanted to share some advice for my fellow bloggers. There are a few things to keep in mind as you craft your next article on eco friendly living.  If you want to join the ranks of green bloggers, keep reading for some tips that might help.  In addition, make sure to purchase a ticket to ShiftCon Atlanta this year where sustainability is center stage!

 

Tips for Green Living Bloggers 

Earth Day shouldn’t just be a chance to capitalize on Pinterest traffic or people Googling sustainable living tips.  I would LOVE to see more green living bloggers on the internet! However, keep these blogging tips in mind before you sit down at your keyboard. 

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Start Small:

Don’t make massive changes to your life in one fell swoop.  That is a great way to set yourself up for failure.  It is also a great way to lose some loyal readers along the way if you aren’t careful.  You want to bring your readers along with you on the journey.  Not have them wondering if you were replaced somehow by a pod person.  Discuss your journey with your readers and keep them up to date with the green lifestyle tips you are incorporating into your life.

Easy Green Living Tips to Try 

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Be Honest:

Keep your blog real as you journey to green living.  I see green living bloggers who try to make it seem like they have a zero carbon footprint every day.  Maybe they do, however, it seems a bit unrealistic to me in this day and age.  As Earth Day approaches, teach  your readers about what has worked for you and what hasn’t. 

I will tell you right now that I refuse to give up my traditional feminine hygiene products and switch to a menstrual cup.  I am not using reusable toilet paper.  And while I am passionate about sustainability, I still use paper towels to clean up dog vomit.  Green living bloggers should be a reliable resource for their readers rather than a picture of perfection that no one can ever achieve.  

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Understand What Green Living Means

Every year, I see the same Earth Day craft making it’s rounds on Pinterest.  You have probably seen it, too.  All those dirt cups with gummy worms in them?  Those PLASTIC dirt cups with gummy worms in them?  That plastic cup’s sole purpose was to create a craft to teach children about the environment? Not really a great sustainability message.   

That not so eco friendly craft is seriously one of my biggest Earth Day pet peeves this time of year.  If you want to join the ranks of green living bloggers, be mindful of what you promote as sustainable. Recycling plastic water bottles is sustainable, however, buying them for the sole purpose of using them in an Earth Day craft is not a great choice. 

ShiftCon Green Blogger Conference

Attend a Green Living Conference!

Whether you are new to green living or a seasoned green blogger, consider attending a green living conference like ShiftCon.  This year, ShiftCon Atlanta has some great sponsors and educational seminars set up.  This blog conference is a wonderful chance to learn more about green living as well as helpful blogging tips to increase traffic and spread your sustainability message far and wide! ShiftCon details you need to know:

  • When and where is the event?: ShiftCon Social Media Conference will be October 3-5, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead.  The weather will be great. It gives you a chance to see the city, network with organic and natural brands and other bloggers, eat Non-GMO food for a weekend, learn more about the movement for nontoxic products & bring home tons of swag!
  • Where can I buy a ticket?  Head over to EventBrite and buy a ticket to ShiftCon!
  • Where can I find more information about ShiftCon Eco-Wellness Influencer Conference? Please visit their about page, http://www.ShiftConmedia.com 

ShiftCon Atlanta

ShiftCon Media is honored to announce that actress Alysia Reiner is the first keynote speaker to join the lineup at the 5th Annual ShiftCon Eco-Wellness Influencer Conference. You may know her from Netflix’s hit show Orange is the New Black, however, she is also a star on the green scene!  Reiner is a long-time champion of eco-friendly and sustainable practices and will share how she successfully turns her art into meaningful activism. 

Buy a Ticket to ShiftCon and Join the Green Blogging Trend!

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