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Earth Day: Family-Friendly Documentaries on Netflix

Today, April 22 marks Earth Day. A time to reflect on our role here and how we can make it a better place for ourselves and further generations. Granted, there are many ways to celebrate Earth Day beyond recycling. For us, it’s about teaching our children the importance of preserving mother earth and showing them the role we all play in making it a better place. So today, I am sharing some Earth Day: Family-Friendly Documentaries on Netflix the kids will enjoy.

Earth Day: Family-Friendly Documentaries on Netflix

Earth Day Family-Friendly Documentaries on Netflix

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Go behind the scene of Pacific Garbage Patch, an island of garbage somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, where the Plastic we use somehow ends up in the ocean and sometimes inside animals stomach.

Planet Earth: The Complete Collection

An award-winning 11 episodes series, filmed over 5 years from wildlife habitat to the geographical surroundings.


An award-winning documentary that follows a group of men who risk their lives to save Africa’s oldest national park – Virunga National Park Congo.

Happy People – A Year in the Taiga

Go into the world of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. They’re living a simple, less complicated off the grid and happy.

Unlikely Animal Friends

You find friends in unlikely places, sheep, and a dog; dog and cat, the list is endless. Great documentaries, and thoroughly enjoyed by the kids.

More than Honey

A look at the lives of bee hives, discover how they breed, finds out how the bee hives are facing mites.

Human Planet

The follow-up to award-winning Planet Earth. Travel the world while exploring the connection between humans and earth.

What are you doing this weekend, to teach your children about the importance of preserving mother nature? Volunteering, reading or making a pact to be more eco-conscious.


Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 

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