10 Environmental Action Videos You Must Watch

The fact that you’re here on this page suggests you have the right mindset to take action to save our natural world. Fantastic. If you’re asking yourself ‘Which environmental action videos should I watch?’ you’ve come to the right place.

Here is a list of 10 must-see environmental action videos from our YouTube Playlist – be inspired to take meaningful action yourself…

Greta Thunberg Interview: World is on a Climate Precipice but Activism Offers Hope

Greta Thunberg is quite simply one of the world’s most influential leaders when it comes to educating and taking action about the climate crisis and other environmental issues.

Make no mistake, despite the pathetic attacks of many so-called adults who should know better, Greta as a schoolgirl made more positive change to the world than pretty much anyone else on the planet, by successfully highlighting the desperate scale of the climate emergency.

Now, maturing into adulthood and seemingly as strong and passionate as ever, more and more people around the world have woken up and joined #TeamThunberg.

In this extended interview, as she launches The Climate Book, Greta Thunberg speaks about how she feels hopeful about the fight against climate change, even as the world approaches a “precipice”.

‘The Last and Most Important Advice I Will Ever Give’

This powerful video features 89 year-old Social Scientist Dr Mayer Hillman, who says “this is the last and most important advice I will ever give.”

Recording for Extinction Rebellion, Dr Hillman explains the cause of climate change and warns that elected government officials have no plans to do what is needed to stop climate change and protect the interest of young people and the future of the planet.

Dr. Hillman advises young people to “join the rebellion calling for immediate action – vote out all politicians who are not committed to stopping the factors causing climate change and vote in politicians who will determinedly stop fossil fuel use and commit themselves to suspending the destruction of forests.”

How To Be An Activist – From Beginner to Advanced

You don’t have to attend rallies and marches to be an environmental activist. Activism is simply boycotting wasteful practices and trying to make the planet better for the next generation.

This video talks you through many of the things you can do, small and large, to take meaningful action to help the planet.

What YOU Can Do About Climate Change

Our Changing Climate is an excellent YouTube channel, deep diving into environmental issues. This video looks at what you can do about climate change using individual, personal, and collective actions.

It starts by looking at the way in which we’ve globally become fixated on individual solutions to climate change. As a result, carbon footprint related actions like flying less and recycling are prioritised over voting, protesting, and system change.

This video is about doing both personal things to lower your carbon footprint like driving less, but simultaneously acting collectively to create a system in which having a small carbon footprint is feasible for everyone.

The Breakdown: What You Can Do About Climate Change

The Breakdown is a five-part series on climate change: exploring how we got here, where we’re headed, and what we can all do to make a difference.⁠

In the final episode, The Breakdown explores climate solutions, looking at the difference between individual and systemic change and ultimately why we must all join the climate movement.

World Environment Day – Every Action Counts

From an electric vehicle rally in Cairo to a massive cyclathon in Mumbai, to an e-waste drive in Bucharest, this inspirational video shows transformative actions from one of the biggest days for the environment – World Environment Day.

The #OnlyOneEarth campaign calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet. Take inspiration and work out how you can have the biggest impact

Letters To Our Children

In another extremely powerful video, Extinction Rebellion Families ask a simple question; What will you say to the children you love about your hopes and fears as the climate crisis intensifies?

108 individuals of many ages and backgrounds give voice to real letters from concerned parents and carers across the globe, written to their children about the climate and ecological emergency.

We Are Both Creature and Moulder of our Environment

In 2022, a crucial international environmental meeting held in Stockholm, Sweden, commemorated the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, and celebrated 50 years of global environmental action.

By recognizing the importance of multilateralism in tackling the Earth’s triple planetary crisis – climate, nature, and pollution – the event was a springboard to accelerate the implementation of the UN Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

It’s Not Too Late: Climate Action for Women, by Women

Women and girls are disproportionately vulnerable to the growing impacts of climate change, yet they are also critical advocates, innovators and decision-makers at the forefront of global climate action and solutions.

On International Women’s Day 2022, the theme was “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.” This video by UN Women recognises and celebrates the contributions of women and girls around the world to build a more sustainable and equal future for all.

How to Fight Climate Anxiety

Climate anxiety is a growing mental health problem. Taking action to make a difference is often one of the solutions to easing this anxiety.

This video looks at the root causes of eco-anxiety and climate anxiety, why climate anxiety might only become more prevalent, and offers ideas on how to cope and move through the anxiety – including taking action.

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Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell
Editor of greengreengreen, Mark has been a journalist for more than 30 years, campaigning on environmental issues. Living a vegan and sustainable lifestyle, he also writes for green groups and businesses across the world.

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