Can storytelling help save the planet? Netflix thinks so: The company worked with the team behind the UN COP26 International Climate Conference to compile sustainable stories on streaming services.
The Netflix “Together for Our Planet” collection of 30 TV shows, films and documentaries includes real-life nature documentaries such as “Our Planet” and the Oscar-winning “My Octopus Teacher”; Climate-science docks such as “breaking borders”; Dramas like the Norwegian TV series “Ragnorak”; Sustainability travel story series “Down to Earth with Jack Efron”; And films with Bong Jun-ho’s vegetarian fantasy “Okza” (Pictured above) And Dr. Seuss’ The Lorex.
To be sure, Netflix is looking at growing its customer list as well as the opportunity to burn its brand with eco-friendly content initiatives.
Netflix subscribers can browse the collection at this link. The company is making episodes from the original series “Our Planet” and “Explain”, as well as the feature-length documentary “Chasing Coral” in a new playlist on YouTube (at this link) available for free to anyone.
The collection begins ahead of the UN COP26 Global Climate Conference, which takes place November 1-12 in Glasgow, Scotland.
“We can no longer wait to work against the threat of climate change. But we still have time to write our own future, ”Alok Sharma, president of COP 26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, said in a statement. “I hope this collection of stories about the environment and climate action will inspire more people and their leaders to take action as the world gathers for the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow.”
In a recent study conducted by Netflix, 622% of people surveyed said they were “extremely interested” or “very interested” in watching climate-sensitive TV shows and movies. 1 Research A survey of 1,000,000 adults in the country was conducted in the summer of 2021 by the National Research Group.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, Netflix announced its “Net Zero + Nature” initiative, under which the streamer is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022 (and every year thereafter).
Here is the full list of titles “Together for Our Planet”:
- 72 Dangerous place to live
- The Wild in the Wild
- A plastic ocean
- Irrational! Planets
- Breaking the Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet
- Chase the coral
- David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
- On Earth with Jack Efron
- Fire Chaser
- Fire in Paradise
- Green border
- IO: The end of the world
- Easy Koala World
- Kiss the Ground
- Mission Blue
- My octopus teacher
- Our planet
- Our planet: Behind the scenes
- Penguin Town
- Minimalist: Less now
- There is something in the water
- Small animals