As a social media platform, Instagram goes beyond simple photo sharing. These days, more and more businesses use it as part of their digital marketing strategy. But how the social media platform influences people doesn’t stop there; it now serves as a tool in raising social awareness and in bringing inspiration.
A tiny dose of inspiration here and there will definitely make our days a little brighter. Here we’ve rounded up 9 Instagram accounts with humanitarian causes that will inspire you.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation @leonardodicaprio
Cause: Restore balance to threatened ecosystems, ensuring the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants
Followers: 8M followers
Established by dedicated actor/environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) implements solutions that will cater to the protection of the environment. Through varied initiatives, LDF brings its concentration on protecting biodiversity, ocean and wildlife protection, and climate change.
2.World Wildlife Fund (WWF) @world_wildlife
Cause: Organization for wildlife conservation and endangered species
Followers: 449K followers
World Wide Fund is the world’s leading conservation organization. WWF adapts bold strategies that can help ensure the survival of life in this planet. Together with millions of concern individuals, the organization aims to create solutions to answer the world’s most agonizing problems.
3. Humans of New York @humansofny
Cause: Stories to share in the world. A glimpse on lives of strangers on the streets of New York, City. Recently Brandon’s influence has reached globally, sometimes he visits other countries to document other people’s culture and stories.
Followers: 5.4M followers
A simple project started by photographer Brandon Stanton in the summer of 2010, Humans of New York is now a blog that features different stories of New Yorkers. With now over 12 million followers, Stanton travels all over the world with a goodwill mission to inspire people.
4. Charity Water @charitywater
Cause: Hopes to increase awareness and inspire others to give and bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Charity Water is a non-profit organization created by a group of creative and passionate individuals. It seeks to provide clean and safe drinking water to everyone in this world especially those who are in the 3rd world countries.
5. Oceana @oceana
Cause: Ocean conservation. Campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans
Formed by a leading group of organizations in 2001, Oceana is an international foundation that focuses on saving oceans and its creatures. Oceana hopes to restore the abundance that our oceans once had through winning policies and campaigns.
6. Best Friends Animal Society @bestfriendsanimalsociety
Cause: National animal welfare organization. Focused on stopping the killing of nearly 4 million pets in shelters.
The Best Friends Animal Society is an animal welfare organization that runs the largest sanctuary and programs to help homeless animals and to save them from cruelty. The organization provides adoption and other educational programs to bring kindness to animals.
7. National Geographic @natgeo
Cause: An insight into the world and to inspire people to care about our planet.
National Geographic shows you the world through the different lens of photographers, scientists, journalists, and filmmakers. It is a global non-profit organization that commits itself in exploring and protecting the planet. The organization supports various projects such as educational research and studies.
8. Everyday Climate Change @everydayclimatechange
Cause: Documenting the aftermath of climate change, and raising awareness about climate
Formed by a group of diverse photographers worldwide, Everyday Climate Change aspires to raise awareness about climate change. It welcomes everyone to share powerful images that resonates the same aspirations.
9. Everyday Asia @everydayasia
Raising awareness and showing the beauty and tragic poverty in different parts of asia.
Inspired by @everydayafrica, Everyday Asia shares photographs that mirrors beauty amidst poverty between everyday lives of the Asian people. Everyday Asia welcomes anyone who can contribute inspiring photos all over Asia.
What we have listed above are just a few from the thousands of accounts that aim to inspire each and every one of us. Which among those accounts have you followed already? Do you know any Instagram account that you think should be part of this list? Do share!