8 environmental documentaries to watch

environmental documentaries to watch

By Lottie Dalziel

Turn your afternoon veg-out into an afternoon of learning, and whilst that may sound totally cringeworthy you'll thank me later. With everything from eating green to ocean pollution, this list comprises some of the best environmental documentaries on the green screen.

1. Forks over knives

Pete Evans narrates this documentary which looks at the impact of a plant-based diet on people and the planet. 

How to watch: Netflix

2. Blue

Award-winning documentary Blue explores the devastation that human plastic consumption has on the ocean and surrounds.

How to watch: iTunes

3. Cowspiracy

One of the more controversial on this list Cowspiracy looks at where our food, particularly animal products, come from. It touches on the benefits of consuming a plant-based diet.

How to watch: Netflix

4. A Plastic Ocean

From the Shaewaters on Lord Howe Island to the rivers of plastic waste in Indonesia, A Plastic Ocean shows the impacts of plastic on our environment and why now is the time to act.

How to watchAmazon

5. Before The Flood

Before The Flood follows Leonardo Di Caprio's journey exploring the impact that climate change is having on our planet. It also explores the solutions which can help fight the impending change.

How to watch: Amazon

6. Minimalism

Produced in 2016, Minimalism encourages people to live more with less. The documentary explores a range of different groups of peoples lives and how through decluttering they can make their life better.

How to watch: Netflix

7. Game changers

While technically it is a stretch to include the Game Changers documentary on this list I will argue that it is one of the most effective documentaries at encouraging the consumption of a predominantly vegan lifestyle. 

How to watch: Netflix

8. 2040

Written and produced by Damon Gameau, 2040 is an inspirational documentary that looks at a future if we used the current technologies available today.

How to watch: find your closest screening

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About the author

Lottie Dalziel is the founder and editor in chief of Banish. She has a passion for the environment and wants to help educate and inspire individuals to make small changes towards a more sustainable future. Stay up to date with her latest challenges on Instagram @banish.au.


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