Eco Documentaries and Literature 

Below are some recommendations for books and films that address issues around nature and climate change. Some of these books are available in the school library or the Biology department so please check the online catalogue (search for Biology) or pop along to S4 and ask Mrs Burt.


  • Planet and Plastic: End of the love story? – a short BBC news video
  • Before the Flood – National Geographic film with Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Tawai: A voice from the Forest – available on Netflix or to rent/buy on Youtube
  • The boy who harnessed the wind – available on Netflix and BBC iPlayer
  • This changes everything – available on Amazon Prime or to rent/buy on Amazon
  • Tomorrow – a short animation (26min)
  • An Inconvenient Truth – former Vice-President Al Gore
  • Chasing Coral – available on Netflix
  • My Octopus teacher – available on Netflix
  • Blue Planet 2 – all episodes available on BBC iPlayer
  • Seven Worlds One Planet – all episodes available on BBC iPlayer
  • Night on Earth – available on Netflix


  • A Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
  • There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Year – Mike Berners-Lee
  • What We Know About Climate Change – Kerry Emanuel
  • Climate Change – Mojib Latif
  • High Tide: the Truth About Our Climate Crisis – Mark Lynas
  • Under Solomon Skies – Berni Sorga-Millwood
  • The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative – Florence Williams
  • Wilding – Isabella Tree
  • Wild Island – Jane Smith
  • Half Earth – Edward O’Wilson
  • Our Place – Mark Cocker
  • On the Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

Teen Books

  • Earth Heroes: Twenty Inspiring Stories of People Saving Our World – Lily Dyu
  • Exodus – Julie Bertagna
  • No One Is Too Small To Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg