Sustainable Texting? Green Queen’s Climate Conscious Emoji Guide

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Emojispeak totally count as a language on its own nowadays. But using the laughing face or the red heart emoji is so 2016. It’s 2022, time to upgrade your emojis the sustainable way.

PSA: it’s now officially cool to be sustainable! So start using these climate-friendly emojis to proudly showcase how environmentally conscious you are.

Seedling on Apple iOS 12.2


Known as seedling or sprout, now the universal symbol for the plant-based movement. Often used in Instagram bios to symbolise veganism.

Green Salad on Apple iOS 12.2

Green Salad

With the hard-boiled egg removed in 2018, the green salad emoji is now vegan friendly. We’d pick the salad over a carbon heavy meal anytime.

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Anxious Face With Sweat

Is global warming making you sweat? Suffering from eco-anxiety? We’re sweating too. Use this emoji consciously to tell your friends about global warming.

Broccoli on Apple iOS 12.2


This beautiful floret of broccoli contains more protein per calorie than steak! Use broccoli consciously to promote a low carbon footprint plant-based diet!

Globe Showing Europe-Africa on Apple iOS 12.2


Also known as globe, this emoji is meant for use in any eco-friendly discussion related to saving our planet!

Wastebasket on Apple iOS 12.2


Remind your friends to save our oceans, coastlines, and landfills from becoming polluted by reducing waste.

Takeout Box on Apple iOS 12.2

Takeaway Box

Is your friend still not on that BYOB trend? Send her an intervention text with this takeaway box emoji.

Person Biking on Apple iOS 12.2

Riding A Bicycle

Use this emoji consciously to encourage more people to choose carbon-friendly ways to travel.

Cup With Straw on Apple iOS 12.2

Cup With Straw

Use the cup with straw emoji consciously to make sure no one forgets their reusable cup or mug on your next coffee date.

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Green Heart

Known as jealous heart, this emoji is consciously used to represent living a low-waste, plastic-free and planet-friendly impact life.

Recycling Symbol on Apple iOS 12.2

Recycling Symbol

What an eco-friendly lifestyle is all about! Use this emoji to pressure your friends to fight global waste pollution and reduce, reuse and recycle!

Evergreen Tree on Apple iOS 12.2

Evergreen Tree

Trees absorb greenhouse gases from the air, helping to keep rising temperatures down. Use the evergreen tree emoji to plead with others to save our rainforests!

Person Gesturing No on Apple iOS 12.2

Person Gesturing No

This emoji is intended for conscious use in response to anything that isn’t sustainable. The perfect response to someone offering you a plastic straw.

Chart Increasing on Apple iOS 12.2

Chart Increasing

Otherwise known as positive chart, this emoji is to be used to reference responsible long-term investment.

Package on Apple iOS 12.2


Use the parcel or delivery box to talk about the carbon footprint generated by deliveries.

Teacup Without Handle on Apple iOS 12.2

Matcha Green Tea

Being so eco-aware can be tiring, so sometimes, sitting down with a cup of matcha green tea is what you need.

Shopping Bags on Apple iOS 12.2

Shopping Bags

Remind single-use bag users that reusable is way cooler with this emoji!

Film Projector on Apple iOS 12.2


Officially the movie or film emoji, this symbol can be used consciously to set up a group climate documentary Netflix sesh.

Lead image courtesy of Unsplash.


  • Sally Ho

    Sally Ho is Green Queen's former resident writer and lead reporter. Passionate about the environment, social issues and health, she is always looking into the latest climate stories in Hong Kong and beyond. A long-time vegan, she also hopes to promote healthy and plant-based lifestyle choices in Asia. Sally has a background in Politics and International Relations from her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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