7 Sustainability Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

October 20, 2021

For many of us, Netflix is a favourite place to go after a long day at work. You can find everything there. You want a cheesy night with bae — Netflix romantic comedies. You want to die from fear — Netflix scary movies. You want a workout buddy — you get a virtual one from Netflix. But what about sustainability? Netflix has it all. It offers a number of documentaries on different topics related to no plastic and zero waste life, environmental issues, slow fashion, etc. But what are some of the best sustainability documentaries to look for?

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

It is a great movie, humorous and at the same time shocking, on how factory farming is destroying the planet’s natural resources. It is seen from the eyes of an aspiring environmentalist, looking for a solution to the most pressing environmental issues on Earth. According to Oscar-Winning Director Louie Psihoyos, “Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet.”

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016)

The movie represents a series of interviews with people convinced that objects do not bring happiness. It is a very inspirational production that will make you think about the real virtues in life. It may also make you spend a few hours cleaning up your closet.

Fed Up (2014)

This is the movie that the food industry does not want you to watch. It shows that the initial dietary guidelines issued by the US government more than three decades ago are more harmful than you can imagine.

A Plastic Ocean (2014)

This documentary shows that we live in a world of plastic. Plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic clothes, plastic everything. The movie delves into the effect of plastic on the environment and more specifically on the marine ecosystem.

Netflix sustainability documentaries

Sustainable (2016)

The movie looks for ways to make the farming industry more sustainable. It determines the problems related to climate change, soil loss, water depletion, pesticide use, and promotes the transformation of land use.

The Trues Cost (2015)

This movie goes behind the scenes of the fashion industry to investigate the problems we may not even have thought about. Fash fashion is a thing nowadays, but we still have time to open our eyes to the most pressing issues it faces — cheap labour, unacceptable working conditions, pollution, etc.

Before the Flood (2016)

The movie is focused on climate change and the ignorance of governments around the world. Moreover, it is directed by Leonardo DiCaprio, which adds even more flavour to it. DiCaprio crisscrosses the globe and meets with scientists, activists, and global leaders to dig into the dangers of climate change and to look for possible solutions.

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