Environmental Documentaries We Love

Here at Rev, we maintain a deep passion for sustainability and social justice in and out of the office. As we’ve stayed home the past year, we discovered new resources to learn more about what is happening to our planet, including some fantastic documentaries. There are numerous documentaries that can give you a strong dose of motivation when it comes to the topic of climate change and sustainability. Here are our favorite environmental documentaries and where to stream them!

  1. Cowspiracy (Netflix)

“Cowspiracy” is a documentary that covers the meat production industry in America, specifically the beef industry. It goes deep into the system’s inner workings and will seriously make you reconsider how you shop for groceries.

  1. An Inconvenient Truth (Prime Video)

“An Inconvenient Truth” is essentially global warming 101 and is a must-see for anyone looking to learn about the logistics and science behind climate change. It is the ultimate intro to climate change, offering clear insight into how human impact has changed our planet's future forever. 

  1. Chasing Coral (Netflix)

If you are passionate about preserving our oceans, add “Chasing Coral” to your watch list. This documentary explains why ocean habitats are suffering and outlines clear solutions on what we can do to help.

  1. A Life On Our Planet (Netflix)

Arguably the best environmental documentary of 2020, David Attenborough narrates us through his first-hand concerns over our planet’s wellbeing and the state we are leaving it in for future generations. 

  1. The True Cost (Prime Video)

“The True Cost” was a first of its kind, exposing the inhumane and unjust circumstances under which our clothing is produced. The content is eye-opening, showing firsthand the cruelty behind the fast fashion industry, urging the audience to shop sustainable and ethically conscious brands.

  1. The Biggest Little Farm (Hulu)

On the more feel-good side of the spectrum, “The Biggest Little Farm” follows a California family’s journey to building a certified biodynamic farm- one of only 66 in the entire state. In this behind-the-scenes look into sustainable farming, they share the struggles and successes they’ve had over the years regarding food, animals, and business.

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