Celebrating Mother’s Day with Australia’s sustainable mums
It’s Mother’s Day, so, on behalf of Envirobank, we’d like to wish all mothers everywhere a heartfelt, happy Mother’s Day. As a woman-founded and woman lead business, we like to take this time of year to honour all the amazing mothers out there balancing family, work and organisational duties. This year we’re celebrating the mothers who are not only raising their children with love and care but are also leading the way in sustainability advocacy. So let’s take a look at four Australian sustainable mums who have become prominent influencers and in their journey are using their platforms to inspire and educate others on how to live a more sustainable, zero-waste lifestyle. After all, Mother Earth deserves our love too!
These Australian Sustainable mums have become prominent influencers and are using their platforms to inspire and educate others on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
1. Laura Wells (@iamlaurawells)
Environmentalist and television persona Laura Wells is passionate about reducing waste and living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. She also has a modelling career and shares her journey on Instagram, while also participating in many environmental NGOs around the world, including Greenpeace, WWF and the Marine Stewardship Council. In addition to her advocacy work, Laura is also known for her appearances in popular TV shows like Survivor and her science-based TV programs which have been featured on the ABC and National Geographic. Laura uses her platform to educate others on environmental issues and how to take action to protect our planet. Whilst being currently pregnant she continues to inspire and educate others to make positive changes in their own lives.
2. Hannah Moloney (@growing_home)
Based in Tasmania, Hannah Moloney is a permaculture designer, gardener, ABC host and most importantly a mother! She is an advocate for sustainable living and uses her platform to inspire and educate others on how to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. She shares her love for sustainable gardening on Instagram, offering tips and inspiration on how to grow your own food and reduce waste. From composting to seed saving, Hannah’s advice is practical and accessible. She also advocates for connecting with nature and living in harmony with the environment. Hannah’s passion for sustainable gardening began after she witnessed the negative effects of industrial farming on the environment and community. Through her platform, Hannah shares her knowledge and experience on how to grow food sustainably, compost, and reduce waste, as well as building resilient and regenerative systems. As a mother, she is dedicated to raising her child with a deep connection to nature and the importance of sustainable living. Her work is a testament to the power of regenerative agriculture and the impact it can have on our planet and communities.
3. Kate Nelson (@plasticfreemermaid)
Kate Nelson, also known as the Plastic-Free Mermaid, is a mother and sustainability advocate based in Australia. She is an ocean lover and environmentalist who is passionate about reducing plastic waste and promoting sustainable living. Kate’s journey towards a zero-waste lifestyle began after she witnessed the devastating effects of plastic pollution on marine life during her travels. She started sharing her tips and experiences on social media, and her platform grew quickly. Today, she is a prominent voice in the zero-waste movement and uses her platform to educate and inspire others to take action towards a more sustainable future. As a mother, Kate is dedicated to raising her child with a love and respect for the planet, and she shares her journey as a plastic-free mom on her social media channels. Kate’s work shows the power of family decision-makers and sustainable mums around the world.
4. Erin Rhoads (@therogueginger)
Erin Rhodes is a zero-waste and sustainability advocate based in Australia. She is a mother and former lawyer who is passionate about reducing waste and living a more sustainable lifestyle. Erin’s journey towards a zero-waste lifestyle began after she realized the negative impact that disposable products were having on the environment. She then started her blog, The Rogue Ginger, to document her journey towards a zero-waste lifestyle and share tips with others, and has been posting frequently since 2013. She was also a consultant on the prominent ABC show ‘War on Waste’ and is a contributor on ABC Radio. Today, she is a prominent voice in the zero-waste movement and uses her platform to inspire and educate others on how to reduce their waste and live more sustainably. Erin is also the author of the book ‘Waste Not’, a guide to reducing waste in everyday life. Erin is also a committed mother, sharing her experiences and challenges of being a zero-waste mom on her various social media channels. Erin’s work is a testament to the power of individual actions and the impact they can have on the world.
These sustainable mums show that living a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming and that it’s possible to balance a commitment to the environment with everyday life. By involving their children and showing how easy it is to make eco-friendly choices, they continue to inspire others to make a positive impact on the environment.
Be sure to check out their socials for sustainable tips and tricks. These amazing mothers are leading the way in sustainability advocacy, and inspiring others to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. We celebrate them and all the mothers out there who are making a difference in their family and in the world. Happy Mother’s Day!