5 Ethical & Sustainable Subreddits Worth Reading

Reddit can be an amazing resource and it can also be a gathering of trolls and a source of online aggravation.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best sustainable subreddits on sustainability, eco-friendly, ethical, and green lifestyles. 

So that you can find help and support and avoid the arguments and nonsense that might otherwise cause you to miss out on the help of millions of awesome human beings!

subreddit is a specific online community, and the posts associated with it, on the social media website RedditSubreddits are dedicated to a particular topic that people write about, and they’re denoted by /r/, followed by the subreddit’s name, e.g., /r/gaming.

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Our 5 Favorite Subreddits on Sustainability, Eco-Friendly, Ethical & Green Lifestyles

/r/vegan

As you know, we’re big fans of the plant-based diet and we’d encourage everyone to join the vegan subreddit with over half a million vegans present, this is one of the internet’s best vegan resources.

We like a subreddit dedicated to a single issue. Veganism positively impacts on everything from climate change to animal welfare and it’s good for it to have space to breathe. Members are really helpful and they share a lot of science underpinning their community beliefs.

Currently, the community is trying to train a Reddit Vegan Bot to ensure that misinformation about the vegan diet can be countered automatically anywhere on all Subreddits without any human input!


/r/environment

As you might expect, this is a huge subreddit with more than 700,000 members and it highlights nearly every aspect of environmental concern and developments across the globe. The ongoing discussion touches everything from climate change to environmental technology.

Whether you have issues related to a carbon tax or what’s happening somewhere on the planet, they can help. You’ll also find plenty of current news and it’s a treasure trove of personal information too.

/r/environment is an excellent addition to your daily reading whether it’s cycling, macrogrids or sustainable fashion that are the core of your personal objectives.

Unlike much of Reddit, the moderation in force in this sub is fair and balanced with the intention of keeping the conversation flowing – if you haven’t spent much time in other subs, this is a great sub to start in.


/r/ZeroWaste

/r/ZeroWaste is coming up towards its 500,000th member in the next few weeks.  We think that subreddits dedicated to an issue like this one are a really positive step in dealing with climate change.

Who knows? That 500,000th member might even be you.

This sub is dedicated to helping its members reduce their waste and thus, their environmental footprint. Climate change is as much caused by what we throw away as it is by other practices.

You’ll find lots of practical discussions, challenges you can undertake, and motivating quotes in this subreddit.


/r/anticonsumption

This “smaller” sub-reddit still has nearly 250,000 people on hand to discuss the most important issue of all – how do we consume less?

There’s nothing more eco-friendly than simply using up less of the resources that the planet has to offer.

It’s also surprisingly easy to do with the help of the crowd in /r/anticonsumption


/r/minimalism

We took some of the inspiration for our own minimalist wardrobe from /r/minimalism but this sub has much more than fashion tips to offer.

If you want to focus on quality rather than quantity in your life then the 600,000 folks just like you will give you the assistance you need to succeed.


Last Word on Reddit

These are the best subreddits on sustainability, eco-friendly, ethical, and green lifestyles and they are a great place to start your Reddit journey for a better lifestyle.

However, it is worth noting that once you’ve got comfortable, you might want to explore some of the smaller more issue-specific sustainable subreddits too – some will be full of trolls but some may be goldmines. 

And if you do find trolls, just leave the subreddit and find another. The trolls have no power over you and it’s a shame to miss out on the brilliance of Reddit due to a few bad eggs. 

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