Winter has a beauty of its own but depsite our best efforts cold temperatures in our area will chase us indoors at least a few times before spring returns. You don't have to leave the great outdoors outside though! Check out these great nature documentaries the next time you need to escape the winter weather.
Soil scientists estimate that at the rate we are depleting our farmland, we could have fewer than 60 years of soil left on Earth. Can we continue to feed the world without destroying the planet? The good news is, there ARE solutions. The Need To GROW takes you inside the hearts and innovations of three very different leaders — an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization — a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource-efficient agriculture — and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.
Narrated by Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s The Defenders, The Lego Batman Movie), The Need To GROW delivers an epic story of solutions and the struggle to implement them. It will make you laugh, make you cry, give you chills, and inspire you to participate in the restoration of the Earth.
Narrated and featuring Woody Harrelson, Kiss the Ground is an inspiring and groundbreaking film that reveals the first viable solution to our climate crisis. Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.
This movie is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible – to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future.
Join National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he travels the world to photograph creatures found nowhere else on the planet, and add them to his Photo Ark.
You don’t have to travel 10,000 miles to find rare animals. Joel hops down to the Florida Keys, where sea level rise is real. Joel is on a mission to photograph the endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit. Time’s running out before sea water destroys its home, where much of it is less than three feet above sea level.
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