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Green TV

Kids are hearing a lot about being "green" these days as parents and teens grapple with questions about climate change, pollution, and the effects of globalization on the environment. TV can both inform and transport viewers to places they wouldn't otherwise see (like the rainforest or desert). For the littlest kids, an appreciation of the natural world through beautiful images and captivating animals plant the seeds of environmental awareness. As kids get older, more specific lessons about the Earth, the challenges it faces in this modern age, and how people can work to improve the environment are timely and age appropriate. Check out our editor's picks below for some of the best environmentally focused shows on TV today -- for Earth Day or any day!

Browse Green TV

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Field trip to the farm teaches tots about green living.
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Network: Sprout
(2010)
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Friendly adventurers teach kids about marine life, teamwork.
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Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Native American-inspired cartoon focuses on positive themes.
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Network: Online
(2014)
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Thematic animal adventures are educational fun for kids.
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Network: ABC
(2011)
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Fascinating hi-def documentary has some intensity, too.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
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Gorgeous family-friendly series celebrates nature.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2010)
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Fun-loving hosts + natural parks' splendor = inspiring TV.
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Network: CW
(2014)
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Oceanic nature series spotlights curious creatures.
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Network: Animal Planet
(2013)
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Help Captain Planet save the earth!
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Network: Boomerang
(2005)
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Stunning glimpses of our natural world.
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Network: PBS
(2005)
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Complex plots + super-powered thrills = all-ages fun.
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Network: Disney XD
(2010)
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Green messages that young viewers can identify with.
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Network: Syndicated
(2009)
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Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
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Network: BBC America
(2014)
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Being green not always easy for eco-minded actor.
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Network: Planet Green
(2007)
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Salty lingo skewers this otherwise kid-friendly food show.
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Network: Planet Green
(2010)
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Families learn to live a greener life -- for cash.
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Network: Planet Green
(2008)
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The intense reality of extreme conservation work.
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Network: Animal Planet
(2008)
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Star-studded exposé on the planet's current health status.
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Network: Showtime
(2014)

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