It is hard indeed to make your kid eco-conscious in the 21st Century. Surrounded by gazillion negative influences, no matter how much you try to indulge your kids in eco-friendly activities, it is hard indeed to make them truly eco-friendly. However, if you are clever enough, making your kids eco-conscious isn’t as hard as it seems. All you have to do is beat them in your own game. Inculcate love for nature in their life without even knowing it. Just ask them to watch an animated film with you and make them watch a film promoting sustainability.
Must watch films for making your kids eco-conscious
Below are some of the top films for making your kids eco-conscious with the aim of saving the environment.
The Last Rainforest- This is among the eco- friendly animated movies which were released in 1992. It depicts a rainforest having majestic things which was inhibited by beautiful fairies but was threatened by some destructive loggers. When a tree was cut down by any logger, an evil spirit called Hexxus is released. Then Crysta, the main protagonist of this fairy tale along with her friends find a way out to defeat this demon who loves pollution and save the forest. The message of the movie is conservationist, villianizing the destructive humans and is an urge to the viewers to preserve the environment from the wilderness spreading all around.
It is among the movies with green theme. It has taken us to 700 years ahead in the future where the Earth will turn out to be desert and a ghost town all covered with trash. Robot WALL- E is shown as the last sentient left on the earth as the entire human community has fled in the outer space using gigantic space ships. One of the space ship came back on a day and brought robot EVE and fell in love with WALL-E. WALL- E followed her in space and their adventurous story is convincing the humans to return back to the Earth. The pathetic condition of the Earth urges the viewers to see how they are harming the environment and what will be the result of it in the future. If you want to make your screen-addicted kids eco-conscious, this is the movie you should go for.
Among the eco- friendly animated movies from the classical era of 1940s, this movie tells the story of a deer and his friends living in the forest and is constantly threatened by the hunters. While Bambi was a fawn, he saw his mother being killed by one of those hunters. He grew up without the love of his mother. When he and his friends grew older, he fell in love with Faline, a deer. Everything was going well until the next morning when the whole forest was in fire and Faline was attacked by some hunting dogs. Bambi saved her and both of them escaped from there to an island where they spent their entire life happily. The scene of Bambi’s mother being killed by the hunters will surely make the hunters think of putting down their guns now.
Over the hedge:
Over the hedge is an animated film among the movies with green theme which has some forest animals as its main characters. When these animals woke up from their Hibernating sleep, they saw that most of their forest is destroyed and a suburban neighbourhood has been settled behind a huge hedge. The animals now survive on the stolen food from the humans living on the other side that hedge. The whole story reveals around the animals and their concern for the forest. It is among the best films for making your kids eco-conscious.
Based on one of the novels of Carl Hiaasen, this film came out in 2006 portraying three students from middle school and their adventure while protecting a rare species of the endangered owls. Roy, the main character of the story moved from Mantona to Florida and made friends very quickly with Beatrice as well as his stepbrother Mullet Fingers. They all set a greedy CEO in derail for constructing a restaurant serving pancakes over a vacant space where these rare owls reside. This movie definitely established a relationship between wildlife and human development.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home-
This movie was released in 1986 and gives out a very clear environmental message. It takes us to the year 2286 where there is a strong probe coming to the earth and send out some signals creating havoc on the earth. These signals could only be trapped by Humpback whale which was extinct by that time. So two of the crew members from USS Enterprise went back in 1986 and brought two whales from an aquarium in San Francisco. It has been explained there that how these whales are endangered. They took those whales to the future and released them in the San Francisco Bay where these mammals probe the signals and stop the destruction.
It is another film among the eco movies dealing with the environment and whales. Free Willy had been a fit film of 1993. There is a boy who makes an orca whale his friend in the local amusement park. This boy, whale, Jesse and Willy have a close bond in between them but Willy is in danger as he is unable to perform all his tricks well and is thus earning a less money for the park. The owner of the park along with his cronies threatens him to death, and so Jesse decided to release the whale into wild.
This documentary released on Earth Day in the year 2010. The underwater world which is ¾ part of this earth has been explored in the film. Most of the time in the film has been spent in depicting how beautiful, wonderful and weird life forms are there in the oceans. One should watch this documentary at least once so that you may see how human activities are destroying the aquatic life in the oceans.
The film comes up with clear environmental themes. There is a paraplegic soldier who travels to Pandora as Avatar integrated with indigenous Na’Vi community. He is trying to help in conquering the foreign land but he himself went with Na’ Vi. Such eco movies come out with many themes but surely they demonstrate the environmental concern and the ultimate reliance of humans on nature.
The film has a young penguin named Mumble who is excellent in tap dancing. The film shows its adventure and also the environmental aspect when Mumble is held responsible for fish scarcity in the ocean. It is like a nod to overfishing.