With so many different sources of news available to us, it can be difficult to know which are the most reliable – particularly when it comes to the sometimes confusing topic of sustainability. Here are some of the news sources followed by the Eco-Age team.
Long gone are the days of picking up the morning’s papers or waiting until the 6 ‘o’clock evening news to discover what’s going on in the world. Today, the news is everywhere. In fact, it can be hard to escape the breaking news alerts popping up on our computers, smart phones and social media networks. Even when we’re not being notified, news and information can be sourced at the touch of our fingertips – just a Google search, app load or a social media scroll away. It’s the ultimate information overload – and can sometimes feel completely overwhelming. Especially when the subject matter turns to the current state of our planet, the fast fashion industry or the climate emergency.
As public interest in this space has grown, so too has the information available and the number of people and publications talking about ‘sustainable living’. It’s incredibly positive to see this subject being covered now in mainstream media and news outlets, as well as by the many inspiring individuals, experts and influencers who are passionate about creating a better future for our planet and the people and animals that inhabit it. However, it can also be difficult to know which sources can be accurately relied upon, especially when the subject is as complex as sustainable fashion, plastic pollution or climate change.
The temptation can therefore be to switch off completely and turn a blind eye – to avoid the news all together because it is ‘too depressing’ or simply too confusing. That’s why we have compiled the following list of news and information sources that the Eco-Age team read on the regular: from the industry reports that our in-house consultants subscribe to, to the social media accounts we love to follow. Here are our favourite sustainable news sources for when you do want to stay up-to-date (in addition to Eco-Age.com of course!):