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10 Best Movies for Earth Day

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Blue Gold: World Water Wars

Perhaps the most important movie on this list, Blue Gold tells the story of how water is being hijacked by wealthy corporations for profit. As many areas in the world turn from wet to desert, multi-national companies are capitalizing on this essential, and increasingly scarce resource, at the expense of the disenfranchised people. Through intelligent interviews with people around the world, Blue Gold reveals how this important issue affects everyone.

March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins takes viewers along the amazing life journey of Emperor penguins. These creatures face an incredible amount of danger when searching for their mate and finding food for their young. With melting temperatures, their journey becomes even more treacherous. Their dependence on ice leaves them very vulnerable to the climate changes their human co-inhabitants have created.

An Inconvenient Truth

An obvious and essential addition to this list, An Inconvenient Truth brings Al Gore’s excellent presentation on Global Warming to the big screen. Gore argues that rather than being a political issue, Global Warming is a moral issue that humans created and are obligated to reverse. It is an inconvenient truth, but it is something we all must face and act upon if we want our future generations to survive.

Food Inc. is another great documentary that reveals ways the food industry has not only damaged our health, but the health of our planet and the workers in the industry. And of course, The Cove is an excellent investigation that reveals the horrifying exploitation of dolphins in Taijii, Japan.

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people in her life. She loves to write and talk about environmental issues, healthy living, and women's rights. Beyond that, her interests change daily, but eating and cooking vegetarian food is always a favorite.


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4:41AM PST on Feb 23, 2014

thank you for sharing

7:13PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Would still like to see Blue Gold.

2:20PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Thanks. I'll keep an eye out for them.

5:53PM PST on Dec 2, 2011


11:02AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011


6:19PM PDT on May 31, 2011

I've seen a few of them, but now I have some to add to my list. Thanks!

11:30PM PDT on May 28, 2011


9:18AM PDT on May 21, 2011

I'd highly recommend 'Princess Mononoke' by Hayao Miyazaki :}

7:43AM PDT on May 17, 2011

I would like to see "No Impact Man" and "An Inconvenient Truth".

1:09PM PDT on May 10, 2011

Not a movie but I would add the documentary "Gasland"...Watch it! It's so informative and concern us all!

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