Access to our internal communication system where we chat, ask questions, and post updates. (Business in the EWC is conducted via our Slack team. Slack is an web and mobile platform that replaces group email messages. If accepted to the EWC, you should be available to check in on Slack at least once a week.)
Monetization opportunities and guidance: Connect with ethical and sustainable brands and be paid fairly for your work! Learn about affiliate linking and other marketing modes.
Creative and business advice from dozens of top-performing bloggers, Instagrammers, podcasters, Youtube personalities, and more
Educational workshops and the opportunity to get paid for sharing your expertise
Keep up with all the ethical and sustainable news, plus get ideas for your own content
Promotion of your work on the EWC’s social media channels
Camaraderie and networking opportunities with like-minded creatives from around the world (collaborations, event invitations, friends to visit and get tips from when you travel)
Profile listed on this website
Ethical Writers & Creatives badge to add to your website
Reciprocal syndication: Get your content onto top sustainable blogs, plus get free quality content for your own.
Automatic access to all of our NYC events and NYC member meet-ups
Guidance and financing for throwing EWC events in your own city
Self-directed writers, bloggers, podcasters, vloggers, photographers, graphic designers, influencers, and other creatives (If you are a brand or retailer with a blog, please apply for partnership here.)
Regular publishing on sustainable or ethical topics for at least one year.
Self-directed (day job excluded) work must have at its core a mission to make the world a more sustainable and ethical place
A majority of published work – whether it involves articles, styling, photography, or graphic design – must promote sustainable and ethical concepts. (The EWC leadership does not define exactly what sustainable and ethical content looks like, but judges applicants’ work on a case-by-case basis.)
A basic level of demonstrated professionalism and aesthetics
High-quality writing, thoughtfulness, and good design
A minimum reach of at least 500 unique visitors a month to your website; 10,000 Instagram followers, or equivalent on another platform such as a YouTube channel, podcast, etc.
Healthy, real engagement, meaning most (90% or more) of the likes on your Instagram posts come from real accounts that are brands or individuals. No more than 10% of your engagement should come from faux, spam, or aggregator accounts.
I knew EWC was awesome after hearing testimonies from friends, but I'm always skeptical about signing up to these groups. There's so many that are simply about 'girl power' and motivation, and that's actually not what I'm after (I've got plenty of both!). Although there's lots of that, and I love the friendships and connections I've made, I really appreciate that we talk about tangible practices – the hard questions are answered/discussed. Too many groups are weird about 'sales,' but literally within the first few weeks, the EWC connected me to a business who needed a blogger, and I wrote three articles for them. Automatically the yearly fee is paid off! It's made me feel less alone; I suppose it's kind of like a union!
— Kate Hall, sustainable lifestyle blogger at Ethically Kate, Australia
The EWC provides a vast pool of information, a way to discuss current topics, a way to get the BEST advice from fellow peers and wonderful friendships along the way! It taught me all I know about blogging and about keeping your integrity in the world of advertising! EWC is priceless!"
— Florine Hofmann, zero waste blogger at The Wasted Blog, Denmark
The most valuable thing I’ve learned is about money and what to charge! I love talking to the other members about their price points and packages.
- Joan Godspeed, DIY Youtube influencer at Break + Remake, United States