Here is a non-exhaustive and growing list of good movies and
documentaries that help us understand the state of the world and what we can do.
This is also an excellent 10m watch. Looking back from the future on our actions now and how we fought climate change
Top Tips, Local Action & Movies
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Top 10 Tips for Climate Change
We’ve been feeling concerned about what we can do with the latest climate change report. Asking ourselves; do we just keep trying to live as zero-waste as possible? Is there any other action we can take to help change things?
The headlines are scary right now, the climate crisis is here, it’s accelerating and its dangerous. But we often get asked or ask ourselves, “What can I, as one person, do?” And that’s where we have some good news. Over the next wee while we will be sharing our Top Ten Tips that will make a difference. We don’t have to be perfect but we need to have a go.
Remember that all these tips are great for the planet, together it will reduce climate change but also it will be better for your health and our society. So it’s a win-win-win-win !
Here's a list of the many you can find on Netflix!
A Plastic Ocean - When he discovers the world's oceans brimming with plastic, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution 's environmental impact.
Bill Nye: Science Guy - The dynamic, bow-tied host behind the young adult science show faces climate change sceptics as he demonstrates the importance of scientific evidence.
Brave Blue World - Racing to solve our water crisis. From reuse to energy regeneration, new innovations across five continents are explored in this documentary about building a future for sustainable water.
Breaking Boundaries - David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockstrom examine earth's biodiversity collapse and how this crisis can still be averted.
Chasing Coral - Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.
Cowspiracy - Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet's natural resources - and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.
Down to Earth - Actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in a travel show that explores healthy, sustainable ways to live.
Fantastic Fungi - Delve into the magical world of fungi, from mushrooms that clean up oil spills to underground fungal networks that help trees to communicate.
Kiss The Ground - Science experts and celebrity activists unpack the ways in which the earth's soil may be the key to combating climate change and preserving the planet.
Mission Blue - This documentary follows oceanographer Sylvia Earle's campaign to save the world's oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste.
My Octopus Teacher - A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship living in South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.
Our Planet - Experience our planet's natural beauty and discover how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.
Seaspiracy - Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species - and uncovers alarming global corruption.
The Lorax - The forest-dwelling Lorax has to stop the short-sighted Once-ler from ruining the environment for profit in this adaptation of the Dr Suess classic.
Tiny House Nation - Travelling the U.S. Josh Weisbarth and expert Zack Griffon are helping families prep for the tiny lifestyle and hypercustomised mini homes.