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Article: Our Favourite Environmental Books and TV Shows

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Our Favourite Environmental Books and TV Shows

Here at Aery Living we understand the importance of putting the environment first. That’s why we make sure our products are good for you and better for the planet.

With World Environment Day fast approaching we thought we’d put together some of our favourite and uplifting resources for learning more about how we can help the environment.

So, whether you’re looking to teach little ones about the current climate situation or find an educational documentary, you’re bound to find something in this list! 

To Read

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Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post Human Landscape – Cal Flyn

This award-winning book is a surprisingly uplifting exploration of the places that humankind has left behind. Cal Flyn takes the reader on a journey through abandoned places from Chernobyl to Tanzania and details the surprising way in which wastelands can become a safe haven for wildlife. If you’re looking for a reminder of the power of nature’s resilience, then look no further than this book!


There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom – James Sellick

Teaching the younger generation about the current environmental situation can be tricky but this stunning picture book can help. Based on a Greenpeace short film which became a viral sensation, this book tells the story of a little girl who finds a cheeky orangutan loos in her bedroom. This book is the perfect introduction to the environmental impact of palm oil production for younger readers.

No One is Too Small to Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg

This book collects Greta Thunberg’s history-making speeches from climate rallies to world audiences at the UN. This book is a true inspiration for understanding why climate change and acting now is so important. If you’re looking for an inspiring call to action written from the perspective of the younger generation than this is the book for you.


To Watch
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Planet Earth/ Planet Earth II - BBC

This critically acclaimed documentary series is a must-watch for fans of wildlife. Narrated by David Attenborough and with music from Hans Zimmer this series is the perfect blend of uplifting and educational. Covering incredible wildlife across the globe you’re sure to learn something new from this awe-inspiring series. We especially recommend the episode on the Galapagos Islands for some stunning wildlife filmography.

Where to Watch: BBC iPlayer, Netflix


Before The Flood – National Geographic

This documentary from National Geographic follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the globe to witness the devastating effects of climate change first hand. Hear from a wide array of experts and scientists about ways to help endangered ecosystems, species and native communities in this award-winning documentary. This film is certain to inspire action from those who are on the cusp of changing their behaviours to be more environmentally friendly.

Where to Watch: Disney +


We hope you’ve found something to help you learn more about the current environmental situation. Whilst it can be a hard topic to tackle, we hope that these resources have shown it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom! How are you celebrating World Environment Day?

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