Agustina Bluthgen  /   08/23/2021

The Best Sustainability Documentaries And TV Shows

Sustainability is one of the main concerns in our developing world. There is a lot of information out there. This overload makes it difficult to assimilate it all. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of misinformation. Documentaries can be a great way to learn and entertain yourself. In this article, we share with you our favorite sustainability documentaries to help you stay informed.

If you want to explore planet earth and the challenges it faces, this is the time. With a good documentary, you can learn without leaving your couch. Sustainability documentaries and TV shows allow us to discover nature’s wonders. They make us witness the problems. But, they also help us find solutions. Additionally, TV shows are also important conversation starters. They give us an up-close view of important topics such as climate change and food consumption. Moreover, they encourage us to think about what needs to change. 

These are some of the most eye-opening documentaries about sustainability. When watching, try to pay attention and be open-minded while watching them. Make a brief critical reflection after it and try to think differently. Discover what inspires you to take action.

Our Planet 

This series is the winner of two Emmy Awards. Throughout the episodes, it explores Earth’s most important habitats and ecosystems. It also showcases its threats. Additionally, it reveals what must be preserved to create a future where humans and nature coexist sustainably.


This 2021 documentary film talks about the environmental impact caused by fishing. It encourages ending fish consumption by showing the human impacts on marine life. It shows the atrocities that are performed in the ocean.

A Plastic Ocean

This documentary film raises awareness about sustainability. It investigates the devastating impacts that plastic causes on our environment, especially on marine life. We all know that this problem does not have a quick fix. However, plastics are so ingrained in society that it is very difficult to cut them completely. This sustainability documentary offers different strategies to put in place to reduce the impact of plastics.

When Two Worlds Collide

If you are looking to explore other cultures, you have to watch this documentary. It examines indigenous activism in Peru. It shows the events that led to destructive conflicts between protesters and policemen. They led the fight for the country’s natural resources. Moreover, the state owns the resources and gave extraction concessions to multinational companies. This documentary has a variety of perspectives presented.

There Is Something In The Water

This film’s main topic is environmental racism. It showcases the unbalanced effect of environmental damage on local communities in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Brave Blue World

This engaging new documentary addresses the global water and sanitation challenge. It challenges some of the commonly held assumptions and may change how you think about water.

Chasing Coral

Coral reefs around the world are disappearing. Divers, photographers, and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover the reason. The film reveals the underwater mysteries and challenges. It illustrates the damages that global warming causes to undersea ecosystems.

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