6 Climate Change Docos To Watch In The Dark For Earth Hour 2021

Sustainable living in your city: climate change docos to watch

Switching off your lights for nature is one way to celebrate this year’s Earth Hour. But there’s another way to embrace the movement: by keeping the lights off as you watch the climate change docos educating us about the state of our planet.

This Earth Hour, WWF-Australia is encouraging individuals to support Australia’s switch to a renewables-based economy by making the #SwitchForNature. Whether making the switch to a solar power or a green energy provider, or simply switching off the lights for Earth Hour, Australians can help protect the planet we call home by signing up and switching off for nature.

The below climate change docos will to enlighten on some of the issues facing our planet, and inspire you to make a switch before it’s too late.

Before The Flood

Follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the globe to witness first hand the devastating effects of climate change and what can be done to solve the climate crisis.

DiCaprio explains the science behind climate change, what’s causing it and the special interests that have been fighting progress on this critical issue. You’ll meet leading experts on the front lines of climate change — scientists, politicians, faith leaders and visionaries all working to create a sustainable future.


Concerned about his young daughter’s future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change.

A refreshing climate change doco with hope at each turn, Gameau takes you on a “journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us.”

Our Planet

An incredibly cinematic step into a world of ecosystems inaccessible to most humans, this documentary will have you staring in awe and wonder at the beauty and bounty of nature and its inhabitants.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough tells his story of encountering incredible creatures, while also witnessing the devastating destruction of their habitats.

A powerful watch that while full of warning, will still leave you with a sense of hope.

A Plastic Ocean

When he discovers the world’s oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution’s environmental impacts.

Filmmaker Craig Leeson worked for four years, across twenty locations, to uncover the depth of the issue, and find solutions to help save our oceans.

Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge

ABC TV’s three-part documentary explores how we can all reduce our individual and collective carbon emissions.

From food to transport, the documentary aims to empower and motivate Australians to take action on climate change and reduce your footprint.

ABC War on Waste

Journalist Craig Reucassel presents a series examining waste issues in Australia to help spark change – from plastic water bottles, straws, e-waste to fast furniture, food waste and the recycling crisis.

About Earth Hour

On Saturday 27 March 2021, at 8:30pm wherever you are, join millions of people around the world and switch off your lights for one hour in the symbolic event to support climate change action.

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