11 Eco-Movies Your Kids (and You!) Will Love

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Eco-friendly movies provide important lessons in an entertaining format — and are a great excuse to eat popcorn! Photo: Shutterstock

Eco-friendly movies provide important lessons in an entertaining format — and are a great excuse to eat popcorn! Photo: Shutterstock

Want to introduce your kids to environmental theory? Grab the popcorn. These animated and live-action movies teach about sustainable living, waste reduction and habitat protection, as well as highlight the dangers of environmental degradation and overconsumption. Better yet, they’re all high-quality flicks that the whole family can enjoy, as the messages don’t override the entertainment value. As always, view responsibly — check the rating, and review possible sensitive issues before you press “play.”

Bambi (1942)

What’s the Plot? Young deer Bambi must protect himself from natural and man-made disasters. Humanity’s violent tendencies lead to tragedy when a hunter kills Bambi’s mother.
Why It’s Worth Watching: One of the first pro-environment movies created, this animated film packs an emotional wallop for all ages and illustrates the ecosystem’s fight to survive, free of humanity’s destructiveness.

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