#2: WATCH

I encourage you to WATCH documentaries about Earth. Now surely you’re wondering, how does watching television help the planet? Good question. The answer is that by watching documentaries you learn. You can learn more about our amazing planet and its biodiversity. You might discover velvet worms, peacock spiders, or saigas. The documentaries will take you on journeys to the ends of the earth to wild places – remote islands, deep in the rainforest, or far below the surface of the ocean. Documentaries also reveal what’s happening to our planet. Some of them are hard to watch.

Jane Goodall once said, “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved.” I truly, truly believe this. In our modern, fast paced world, it’s so easy to live our lives in a bubble. Really, we can easily ignore what’s happening. Documentaries, though, expose what’s at stake.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite:

  • Planet Earth (BBC)
  • Planet Earth II (BBC)
  • Human Planet (BBC)
  • Blue Planet: Seas of Life (BBC)
  • Chasing Coral (Netflix)
  • Chasing Ice (Netflix)
  • Mission Blue (Netflix)
  • Kiss the Ground
  • Dancing with the Birds (Netflix)
  • Our Planet (Netflix)

I know that there are many others out there, but this is a list of ones that have had the most impact on me and on my family. Feel free to suggest others. So, like my alien friends here, grab a snack, curl up with a friend, and watch a documentary because it’s…

…#YourPlanetToo.