7 Documentaries to Watch to Celebrate Earth Day 2012

food inc reviewWhy are all of the FBGs discussing green fitness stuff this week? Because it’s Fit Bottomed Earth Week, silly!

Sure, you’ve already seen (and been terrified by) An Inconvenient Truth, but what about these seven other Earth documentaries? From showing you the dark side of the food supply to showing the powerful effect of making just one change, we think they’re the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day 2012—and inspire you to make a difference!

7 Earth Day Documentaries Worth Watching for Earth Day 2012

1. Bag It. We promise that after seeing this Earth documentary, you’ll never look at plastic the same way again. You can watch this one for free, too, on this Sunday (Earth Day 2012!) at 8 p.m. ET on the Documentary Channel, which is doing a whole day of “EarthView” programming that promises an eye-opening exploration of our earth, the environment and ways we can all participate in making the world a better place to live. We dig it!

2. Food, Inc. It changed my plate (even inspiring me to go vegetarian for a month and then only buy organic, grass-fed meat), and we think it’ll change yours, too! And then some…

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  1. D says:

    I haven’t seen any of these, nor have I seen an Inconvenient Truth. I have a hard time with really graphic documentaries…I can’t stomach it. I will have to check out maybe a milder one.

  2. Betsy says:

    I actually really love watching documentaries about where our food chains and how it’s affecting our health. Some of the others I recommend are:

    1. Change Your Food Change Your Life by Vegan Gal
    2. Food Matters
    3. Forks Over Knives
    4. The Future of Food
    5. Fat Sick and Nearly Dead

    I think almost all of them are available on Netflix streaming.

  3. Ivori says:

    I think you should also have Zeitgeist on this list.

  4. Katie H. says:

    I haven’t seen any of these, either, but they sound interesting! Have you ever read Michael Pollen? A few of these documentaries reminded me of his In Defense of Food–a book that really changed my understanding of food.