10 Ways to Lay Back and Relax

Looking for a way to lay back and relax? One of my favorite ways to relax is watching movies! Here are some of my top picks for movies related to sustainability.

The True Cost – This documentary discusses the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry.

The Lorax – This is such a cute movie with such a great environmental message. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Cowspiracy – This documentary goes through a man’s journey of discovering the environmental impacts of the meat industry.

Blackfish – This documentary discusses Orcas in captivity (to be fair this isn’t completely sustainability related, this is more animal’s rights, but I really love Orcas and it’s a great documentary so I’m including it on this list.)

Wall-e – A robot left to clean up all the trash on Earth goes on an exciting space adventure.

An Inconvenient Truth – This is obviously a must see for anyone who cares about environmental issues.

The Last Mountain – This documentary discusses mountain top coal mining.

Bee Movie – This might be a stretch but it’s about human’s exploiting honey so I’m putting it on the list.

Before the Flood – Who doesn’t love Leonardo DiCaprio?

No Impact Man – This documentary follows a man trying to curb his environmental impact throughout a year.

Moana – Hear me out, not only is this a great movie all around but it also has some important environmental messages about how we treat nature and our resources.

The Story of Stuff – This is actually a series! The general theme of The Story of Stuff videos is how things are made and how we can influence policy with our purchasing power.

Snowpiercer – This is a post-apocalyptic movie where humanities last survivors are on a super train around the globe. This obviously isn’t a documentary and is more of a thriller. Plus it has Chris Evans!

Gas Land – This documentary discusses the dangers of hydro fracking for natural gas and how it is affecting people and the environment.

Let us know what your favorite sustainability movies are!

Written by Patricia Van Valkenburgh, Class of 2019


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