10 TO WATCH

  1. TRUE COST: It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? (Watch on Youtube).
  2. A LIFE ON OUR PLANET by David Attenborough is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations. (Watch on Netflix).
  3. A PLASTIC OCEAN: A reasearch about how polluting is plastic waste and its environmental impact. (Watch on Netflix).
  4. NO IMPACT MAN: Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. (Watch on Youtube).
  5. MISSION BLUE: For some stunning marine life and ocean-saving inspiration, you have to watch “Mission Blue” This documentary captures Sylvia Earle’s enthusiasm as an oceanographer and follows her actions to save the oceans form poisen. (Watch on Netflix).
  6. WAT HOUDT ONS TEGEN? Weather- and climate expert Jill Peeters reconstructs how our current climate and nature crisis has come to this. (Watch on VRT NU).
  7. DARK WATERS. A lawyer discovers a dark secret that links a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s biggest companies. He tries to uncover the truth. (Watch on Netflix).
  8. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power proves to be more relevant than ever today. Join former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the globe to educate and inspire the next generation of climate champions. Eye-opening and alarming, this compelling follow-up shows that while the stakes have never been higher, the solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach. (Watch on Google play)
  9. Before the Flood shows us the dramatic effects of climate change and what we can do as individuals and as a community to protect life on earth. (Watch on Disney+).
  10. For anyone who thinks avocados are healthy, I have to disappoint you. They are healthy for our bodies, but not for the planet. The docuseries Rotten tells you more about it. (Watch on Netflix).

10 TO READ

  1. Cradle to cradle: remaking the way we make things. Did you know that up to 90% of the materials used in traditional manufacturing models ends up as waste? This book challenges the way the traditional “cradle to grave” cycle works and envisions a world where we don’t have to harm the natural environment in order to create new products.
  2. Sustainability for the rest of us. If you’ve ever asked yourself “but what can I actually do?” – this book is for you. If you’ve said “yes, but I’m only one person” – this book is for you.
  3. How bad are bananas? “Carbon footprint” was a newer concept when this book first came out in 2009. This updated 2020 edition uses the latest data to quantify carbon footprints, and it’s been expanded to include technology like a Zoom call and the Cloud.
  4. Wear no evil. If you haven’t yet looked into the atrocities of the garment industry, you are in for a bit of a shock. Wear No Evil takes a close look at the fashion industry and how we can support sustainability while shopping for our wardrobe.
  5. Grow food for free. Saddened by hearing that people think it’s too expensive to grow their own food, Huw Richards challenged himself to grow food for free for a year and then wrote a book about it. 
  6. Let my people go surfing. Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc. -shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth.
  7. ON FIRE: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal gathers for the first time Naomi Klein’s most impassioned writing from the frontline of climate breakdown, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next. Klein strives to wake us up from our environmental sleepwalk, and set us on a course of potent, necessary action.
  8. Safia Minney: Slow Fashion. The story offers creatives, entrepreneurs, and ethical consumers alike a glimpse into the innovative world of the eco-concept store movement, sustainable design, and business that puts people, livelihoods, and sustainability central to everything they do.
  9. In Hoe gaan we dit uitleggen, Jelmer Mommers describes one of the biggest problems of our time: climate change. A problem that for most of us mainly evokes a feeling of powerlessness.
  10. How To Break Up With Fast Fashion will help you to change your mindset, fall back in love with your wardrobe and embrace more sustainable ways of shopping – from the clothes swap to the charity shop. Full of refreshing honesty and realistic advice, Lauren will inspire you to repair, recycle and give your unloved items a new lease of life without sacrificing your style.

10 TO LISTEN

  1. The Green Heart. When you need inspiration in your quest to a more eco-friendly life, the podcast “The Green Heart” might be something for you. It is a podcast of growthinkers in which Jelle Derckx and Saskia Mulder are looking for the green heart of their guests.
  2. Sustainability Defined. Sounds sustainability a little unfamiliar to you, but you love to know more about this hot item? Then you must listen this podcast. 
  3. The Green Girls Club. A podcast were women with a green heart can dive deeper into an eco-friendly life.
  4. Sustainable jungle. In this podcast you travel to different continents and get an idea of the global developments around sustainability. This podcast is inspiring and will give you a boost to do your bit for our planet. 
  5. Ethical conversations. The topics discussed range from ethical fashion and sustainable travel to eco-friendly living, all with a personal touch. The podcast is accessible for everyone who wants to understand and learn more about sustainable, ecological and ethical topics. Highly recommended!
  6. ECHTE. The ‘Wear your Values’ podcast. For those who are just beginning to learn about sustainability or for the fashion-conscious veterans. Learn to understand buzz words like ‘transparency’, ‘eco-friendly’, ‘fair fashion’, or even ‘ethical’, within the context of fashion.
  7. Business with purpose. Host Molly Stillman takes you “behind the scenes” with some of the world’s most generous entrepreneurs who believe in changing the world, both on a personal level and on business level.
  8. Does your life feels like a race against time? Perhaps this podcast will bring out your inner peace. The Slow Home Podcast focuses on slowing down, simplifying your life, and focusing on the truly important things.
  9. Low tox life. Not only the planet needs to detoxify, maybe you do too? In this show a lot of low tox topics like sustainability, fashion, health, mind happiness… are covered. 
  10. You freak out when you hear the word climate change? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: What do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done?

10 TO FOLLOW

  1. Het Zero Waste Project. What does sustainable living look like in real life? Nicky and Jessie take you into their waste-free world and give tips for a more sustainable life. Without compromising on comfort, style or fun.
  2. Fashion Revolution. The biggest global movement for the fashion industry that values #WhoMadeMyClothes? #WhatsInMyClothes?
  3. Laura from the desert. Just looking at her pictures puts you in an sustainable mood. What can you expect on Laura’s profile? A lifestyle feed with tips & tricks on how to live an ecofriendly life and be a conscious consumer. 
  4. Fashion for good. Global innovation platform that takes action to change the fashion industry. 
  5. COSH eco. Go-to platform to find sustainable stores local to you. They screen brands and share our expertise on ethical & eco fashion.
  6. Going zero waste. Kathryn’s Instagram is full of environmental news, sustainability best practices, clean lifestyle tips, and gorgeous imagery. You will also be better informed on issues such as food waste, plastic waste, and more.
  7. The green hub. Kira is another great #greenliving account. She’s stylish, ethical, and totally rocking the green life. Kira also isn’t afraid to get real about how difficult it can be sometimes to lead an ethically-friendly life. She’s realistic, authentic, and definitely worth the follow.
  8. Researched enough and ready to really get going? At Eco Warrior you can find handy eco-friendly & plastic free products to take your first sustainable steps.
  9. No idea where to start your durable lifestyle? Take small steps first. The ‘Voor de Wereld van Morgen’ gets you started. 
  10. Let yourself be carried away by the positive energy of Sustainable Family. Learn how sustainability can enrich your life. You will also get an authentic insight into the life of this wonderful family. Tips for young and old!