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Documentaries to watch for Earth Day 2021

April 22, 2021 | 4min read

Earth Day is all about environmental awareness and education, so what better way to celebrate than to learn something new? The only thing better than a TV bingeing session is an eco-friendly one! So grab a snack and tune into one of these critically acclaimed documentaries. Learn about environmental issues, what is happening on our planet, and what you can do to help.

Kiss the Ground (2020), Streaming on Netflix

Learn about regenerative agriculture, a potential solution to our climate crisis. The documentary features scientific experts and activists that believe soil may be the key to preserving our planet. Would a more ecological use of our land help our farmers and planet at the same time? This full-length documentary is perfect if you are looking for a possible solution to our rising carbon emissions.

Ice on Fire (2019), Streaming on Amazon Prime

This documentary explores how the arctic is being affected by methane emissions and new technologies that could help reverse the effects of global warming. Learn about how global warming affects people all over the world. The documentary is not only a dire warning of how bad the climate crisis is, but it provides possible solutions. 

I Am Greta (2020), Streaming on BBC iPlayer and Hulu

Young activist Greta Thunberg is a symbol for climate change. She is famous for being an environmental leader and inspiring a global climate change movement. I Am Greta follows the teenager’s journey for change. Discover what inspired Greta to become an environmental activist and what lead to her world-wide recognition. You should watch this documentary if you are curious about the world-famous activist and what her life looked like before she became so recognizable. 

Honeyland (2019), Streaming on Amazon Prime and Youtube

You may have heard the expression “Save the bees,” and perhaps you may wonder why this message is so important for environmental conservation. Honeyland follows north Macedonian beekeepers and their ancient methods for harvesting wild honey. This documentary was nominated for Best International Feature and Best Documentary at the Academy Awards. See what everyone is talking about!

Seaspiracy (2021), Streaming on Netflix

This feature-length documentary provides statistics and research on our oceans and their mistreatment. Unsustainable fishing practices, plastic pollution, and modern-day slavery all exist to provide affordable seafood. The documentary dives into the harm humans do to marine species and urge us to change our ways before killing marine ecosystems. This is the perfect documentary if you are passionate about saving our oceans. 

David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet (2020), Streaming on Netflix

Go on a journey with Sir David Attenborough, a naturalist over 90 years old who has traveled to every continent. In this documentary, he recounts the unsustainable human habits he has experienced. The film shares first-hand accounts of the state of the planet and our impact on nature. It is also a message of hope for future generations. This documentary is ideal for the environmentalist filled with wanderlust!

My Octopus Teacher (2020), Streaming on Netflix

Octopuses are known for being highly intelligent, in fact they are as smart as a golden retriever! This quirky documentary follows an unlikely friendship between a filmmaker and a wild South African octopus. It discusses the unsustainable fishing practices and how they impact oceanlife. If you enjoy learning about marine life or just want a quirky watch, this is the documentary for you!

2040 (2019), Streaming on Amazon Prime and Youtube

Although this documentary may sound apocalyptic, it provides a positive outlook into the future. Filmmaker Damon Gameau hopes to provide different solutions to allow his daughter to live on a better planet. He travels the world, searching for eco measures and solutions that may be able to save the world. 2040 is a hopeful documentary that provides possible solutions and gives a glimpse into a cleaner future. 

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Let’s make this Earth Day about education and environmental awareness. At Freedom Forever, we believe saving the earth is possible, one step at a time. Whether you are watching educational documentaries, installing a solar system, or entering an eco-friendly giveaway*,  you can help restore the earth. What will you be watching this Earth Day?

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