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What to Watch on Waterbear this week

What to Watch on Waterbear this week

Waterbear Network is a free online film-streaming service, which has partnered with more than 80 charities and NGOs around the world — will shine a spotlight on the most critical issues facing the planet today. 

ReDress the Future

Since all new clothing, no matter how well it is made, will always have some sort of impact on the planet, simply buying less is the most responsible action an individual can take. We all know, however, that even the most well made clothes don’t last forever, as well as the fact that not only do our tastes change but so do our bodies, so sometimes what we have in our wardrobes just doesn’t quite cut it. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean we need to resort to buying brand new clothes.

This episode will explore not only the burgeoning second hand clothing industry, in particular new apps that allow people to buy and sell used clothing from their own home, but the more traditional concept of repairing or altering our own well-loved items of clothing. Because when it comes to sustainable fashion, forget buying something new, let’s just make the most of what we already have!

The True Cost

The True Cost is a ground­break­ing doc­u­men­tary film that pulls back the cur­tain on an untold sto­ry and asks us to con­sid­er, who real­ly pays the price for our clothing?

The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.


Through a pos­i­tive lens, Liana Cor­nell, acti­vates her inescapable urge to do more, and gains a deep­er under­stand­ing of the cur­rent crises in nature, and the peo­ple devot­ed to pre­vent­ing them.

A Refugia is a place of refuge where species survive through crisis.

More than ever, now is the time to recognize and support those committed to the protection and preservation of these Refugia.

It is in the everyday that we find our true heroes now, those who are focused on the betterment of our place here on earth.

Through a positive lens, Liana Cornell, activates her inescapable urge to do more, and gains a deeper understanding of the current crises in nature, and the people devoted to preventing them.

From the perspective of the five elements present in every living thing – earth, air, fire, water, spirit – Refugia reveals the good work undertaken by unsung heroes, communities and companies, dedicated to nurturing nature, and preserving these pockets of protection.

Cinematically stunning, bold, personal and evocative, Refugia illuminates their rewarding stories, and inspires us to realize that we are the solution. When we react with action, we unite in a compassionate, global collective creating continuing, constructive change.

To do so is in our nature… and our nature is in us.

WATERBEAR NETWORK – The First Interactive Video-On-Demand Platform Dedicated To Our Planet

WATERBEAR NETWORK – The First Interactive Video-On-Demand Platform Dedicated To Our Planet

WaterBear Network is a free interactive video-on-demand platform that allows viewers to watch high quality content, interact with hundreds of purpose-driven organisations, and take action instantly, giving everyone, wherever they are, the tools to support the issues they feel inspired by.

The innovative digital platform and mobile app will showcase award-winning documentaries, inspirational original content, live streaming – and most importantly, will facilitate awareness and action. With original and curated content inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), WaterBear viewers will be able to stream and download hours of video anytime and on any device – all for free.

Uniquely, WaterBear’s interactive technology will also enable subscribers to take instant action while watching and support leading charities around the world. The platform will allow the viewer to donate directly, as well as provide opportunities to get involved with the projects on the ground through volunteering, travel experiences, events, and campaigns.

“We are excited about WaterBear’s ability to encourage people to not just watch, but actually interact with the causes they care about. The first network of its kind, we have the chance to be at the forefront of the most pressing issues of our time – showcasing the work being done to protect our earth boundaries and human rights, and empowering us to take direct action to shape a better future for our fragile planet”

Ellen Windemuth, CEO, WaterBear Network

Dedicated to bringing together a global community that is passionate about the UN SDGs, WaterBear already has 65 non-profit partners on board spanning some of the world’s biggest environmental NGOs to a network of local, grass-roots organisations.

As we emerge from COVID-19, which continues to set back many environmental and human rights initiatives, WaterBear encourages the audience to engage with a world of constructive change based on three pillars: watch, join, take action.

The interactive network also aims to re-imagine corporate responsibility, creating a unique ecosystem for impact: from storytelling to innovative technology, it will help brands to fulfil their own SDG objectives.

WaterBear Network is backed by ZDF Enterprises and Off the Fence alongside a pioneering group of impact-focussed investors, led by CEO Ellen Windemuth.


Documentaries to watch on Prime Video

Documentaries to watch on Prime Video

We are now an Amazon affiliate! To celebrate, we’ve collected a few of our favourite documentaries on Prime Video for you to watch at your own pleasure. If you’re already a Prime subscriber, click Buy Now to be taken directly to primevideo.com, or if you’re not yet subscribed, click the banner to get a 30 day trial FREE!

The Rise Of Sustainability explores the rise of the concept of sustainability as it has gone from the fringes to the mainstream within just a few short decades driven by an environmental crisis on a global scale. The film looks at this new environmental context of the Anthropocene and the key structural transformations in our economy required to achieve sustainability.

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

As a pristine wilderness and a native people are being wiped out to feed the world’s hunger for energy, what no one expected was for them to fight back. From the scientist whose research could ban the tar sands to director James Cameron’s dramatic intervention, this shocking documentary is a journey through the David and Goliath struggle playing out within the major environmental issue of our age.

This is a story about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry has on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider who really pays the price for our clothing?

Meet passionate teen innovators from around the globe tackling environmental threats in their own backyards while they navigate the doubts and insecurities of adolescence. Join these inspiring teenagers as they present their cutting-edge solutions at the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).