Parents’ and Colleagues’ Eco-Film Club

This is the Eco Wheel™ TV and movie list, designed for parents and colleagues. All the films and TV shows are hand selected to provide you with engaging watching options to learn about the climate and ecological crises and how we can live sustainably.

By clicking the play button below each film poster you will be taken to Youtube where you can view the trailer. At the bottom of each image you will also see icons for the different streaming services where you can watch the each suggestion – if you are already a subscriber of the services then you will be able to stream the films for free. However, if you do not have access to the streaming services, then in many cases there is any option to either rent or buy them. We have attached a link for each suggestion that will take you to Amazon, should you wish to purchase or rent them. As part of Amazon’s affiliate program, if you buy or rent the show through the links on our website, Amazon will donate a portion of the sale (at no cost to you) to the Early Years Eco Wheel™. So, thank you very much for supporting the cause if you do decide to buy.

An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth, eloquently weaves the science of global warming with former Vice President Al Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. It makes the compelling case that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don’t act now. Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way: often humorous, frequently emotional, and always fascinating. In the end, An Inconvenient Truth accomplishes what all great films should: it leaves the viewer shaken, involved and inspired.

ISBN-10: 0764135813 ISBN-13: 978-0764135811

 

Before the Flood

In Before the Flood, Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power.

ISBN-10: 1416978216 ISBN-13: 978-1416978213

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

If there is one person on Earth who has seen more of the natural world than any other, then surely it is Sir David Attenborough, a national treasure and world renowned naturalist, Sir David has had a broadcasting career spanning over six decades.. In A Life on our Planet, Sir David Attenborough gives his first-hand account of the monumental scale of environmental change caused by human actions. Now for the first time, he reflects on the devastating changes he’s witnessed and reveals how together we can address the biggest challenges facing life on our planet.

ISBN-10: 1416995145 ISBN-13: 978-1416995142

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, National Geographic photographer, James Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. As Balog finds himself battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

ISBN-10: 1416967893 ISBN-13: 978-1416967897

Chasing Coral

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. In Chasing Coral a team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

ISBN-10: 1406377147 ISBN-13: 978-1406377149

Cowspiracy

Cowspiracy follows the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

ISBN-10: 1406320293 ISBN-13: 978-1406320299

Merchants of Doubt

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. The film lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

ISBN-10: 0989336417 ISBN-13: 978-0989336413

I Am Greta

I Am Greta tells the story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, I Am Greta follows Greta – a shy schoolgirl with Autism – in her rise to prominence, and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her astonishing wind powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.

ISBN-10: 1526361736 ISBN-13: 978-1526361738

A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

ISBN-13:?978-1409563983 ISBN-13: 978-0241366912

Racing Extinction

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction. Whether infiltrating notorious black markets with guerrilla-style tactics or exploring the scientific causes affecting changes to the environment, Racing Extinction will change the way we see the world and our role within it.

ISBN-10: 1409507416 ISBN-13: 978-1409507413

Seaspiracy

Seaspiracy follows filmmaker Ali Tabrizi, who initially set out to celebrate his beloved ocean, but instead found himself examining the harm that humans inflict upon the vulnerable seas. From plastics and fishing gear polluting the waters, to the irreparable damage of bottom trawling and by-catch, to illegal fishing and devastating hunting practices, humanity is wreaking havoc on marine life and, by extension, the entire planet. What Tabrizi ultimately uncovered not only challenges notions of sustainable fishing but will shock anyone who cares about the wonders of ocean life, as well as the future of the planet and our place on it.

ISBN-10: 9781409563983 ISBN-13: 978-1409563983

Don’t Look Up

As a not-so-subtle metaphor for climate change, Don’t Look Up follows two low level astronomers who make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem: it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!

ISBN-10: 9781474917964 ISBN-13: 978-1474917964

Shop Well for the Planet

In Shop Well For the Planet?, The team set out to help families change the way they shop without changing their lifestyle. From branded cleaning products to designer clothes, Joanna Page and Melanie Sykes will be giving money saving tips and tricks to help families up and down the country put their hard-earned cash back into their pockets. Eat Well for Less? will see Chris Bavin and Jordan Banjo help families across the UK save money and sort food facts from fiction.

ISBN-10: 1527229459 ISBN-13: 978-1527229457

The Story of Change

Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.

ISBN-10: 1846434157 ISBN-13: 978-1846434150

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