Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and while it's a fantastic idea to do service projects around your community — like cleaning up parks — you could also brainstorm ideas of ways you can "go green" this year, and do fun projects with your kids to teach them the importance of conservation. What else can you do? Educate yourself on environmental issues by watching thought-provoking documentaries. Full disclosure — I'm a documentary buff, and I love them more than regular movies, so I think these fascinating documentaries to watch on Earth Day are perfection. And even better? They won't make you fall asleep, you might actually learn something new, and you might feel compelled to take some action on lowering your carbon footprint or simply helping your small corner of Earth be the best place it can be.
Obviously, you won't be able to watch all 15 of these documentaries on Earth Day, but perhaps you can pick one or two that peak your interest. It is worth noting, however, that it may be a good idea to bookmark a few of these for future viewing. It's always important to be informed, especially about the state of the environment — and especially during this time in America. Almost all of these are available on Netflix and iTunes, or you can watch the full-length versions on YouTube or the documentary's website.