This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Typically, we'd see communites from all over gather to celebrate the planet, but due to COVID-19, our traditional celebrations are impossible. So, this year, Discovery is bringing the world to you. Beginning at 6am and running through 11pm, we'll go green with programming to help you celebrate Earth Day! See a few can't-miss specials below.
Great Global Clean Up
Actor Zac Efron turns the spotlight on the efforts of the next generation of individuals and organizations that have made it their mission to help clean up our planet. With Tik Tok star Zach King as the guide, you'll travel to places around the globe as celebrties clean up their hometowns with groups of volunteers, including Efron’s beach clean-up in his own California hometown. Special guests including Lil Dicky, Liza Koshy, Cody Simpson, and The Miz as they discuss the efforts being made to clean up our planet.The special also highlights some of the most recent innovations in recycling and waste management that has the potential to turn trash into treasure on a global scale.
See the premiere on April 22nd at 10pm.
Impossible Croc Rescue
Not only is a giant man-eating saltwater crocodile living in the heart of a bustling city in Indonesia, but it’s stuck with a motorcycle tire around its neck, a tragic result of pollution. Now in a desperate plea for help, a reward has been offered that will likely lead to some kind of devastating accident – either for the crocodile or for some inexperienced trapper hoping for a pay day. The situation is a mess, and a safe resolution is desperately needed. That's where animal expert Forrest Galante comes in, as he travels to Indonesia with the help of some local guides to take on the ultimate challenge of saving this crocodile’s life.
Impossible Croc Rescue premieres on April 22 and 9pm.
The Story of Plastic
You'll take a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. Experts on the front line of the fight against plastic reveal the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world, and the global movement that is rising up in response. With archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being.
See the premiere on April 22nd at 2pm.