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30 TV Shows, Podcasts, & Documentaries to Learn From On Earth Day

Earth Day is here, and now is an ideal time to celebrate and learn more about how to be kinder to the planet! Whether you’re interested in learning about sustainability, climate change, animal conservation, eco-friendly lifestyle hacks, or you simply want to celebrate the beauty of nature, here is a list of TV shows, documentaries, and podcasts to learn from this Earth Day.

TV Shows & Episodes

  1. Our Planet (Netflix)

  2. Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Netflix)

  3. The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion,” Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (YouTube)

  4. Broken (Netflix)

  5. Dirty Money: Point Comfort (Netflix)

  6. Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC)

  7. Hot Mess (PBS)

  8. Rotten (Netflix)


  1. No Impact Man (YouTube)

  2. Brave Blue World (Netflix)

  3. Kiss The Ground (Netflix)

  4. I Am Greta (Hulu)

  5. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Netflix)

  6. The True Cost (YouTube)

  7. A Plastic Ocean (Netflix)

  8. Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (Hulu)

  9. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (Netflix)

  10. Tomorrow (Amazon Prime)

  11. Chasing Coral (Netflix & YouTube)

  12. Before The Flood (Disney Plus)



  1. Brown Girl Green by Kristy Drutman

  2. Green Dreamer by Kamea Chayne

  3. Wardrobe Crisis by Clare Press

  4. Sustainable(ish) by Jen Gale

  5. The YIKES Podcast by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker

  6. A Sustainable Mind by Majorie Alexander

  7. Conscious Chatter by Kestrel Jenkins

  8. So Hot Right Now by Lucy Siegle and Tom Mustill

  9. The Minimalists Podcast by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

  10. Yale Climate Connections by Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz

These documentaries, TV shows, and podcasts will surely teach you a ton about nature, sustainability, and how to be kinder to the planet. Let me know which resources you’re loving, and check out From The Ground Up for more Earth Day 2021 inspiration! 

Tianna was an Associate Editor at Her Campus Media HQ where she covers all things pop culture, entertainment, wellness, and TikTok trends. She graduated from North Carolina State University and received her masters from Columbia University. Tianna currently lives in New York City where you can find her sipping coffee, practicing yoga, and singing show tunes.