Documentaries To Learn More About The Environment On This Earth Day

There is no secret anymore that climate change is real. The effects of human impact on the planet are already visible with the melting of ice sheets, increased CO2 in the atmosphere, the potential of megafauna extinction, and massive garbage patches floating in our oceans. It can all be pretty overwhelming.

But what can we do about this? I have gathered my favorite documentaries for you to learn more about the environment. Maybe some of these movies can help us to get inspired and find the answers.

More than honey (2013)
Beekeepers, scientists, and others discuss the world’s declining bee population and what it may mean for modern society.

A plastic ocean (2013)
Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.

Cowspiracy (2014)
Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

The true cost (2015)
This shocking documentary is must-see for everyone. We all wear clothes. This sheds light on the real story behind the fast fashion industry, the true cost of fashion. Uncovering dirty secrets and encouraging positive change in society’s behavior.

Sustainable (2016)
Farmer Marty Travis watches his land and community fall victim to the pressures of agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

Before the flood (2016)
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists, and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.

Chasing coral (2017)
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers, and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

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