Sustainable Living Docuseries

AUTHOR:  Karen Mayfield
DATE:  07/17/2020

An inside look at what changes people of earth are making to live sustainably.

Zac Efron and Darin Olien tasting bread with Iceland native.

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Down to Earth with Zac Efron

When the kids’ heads hit the pillow, it is my time to unwind and watch something other than The Last Kids on Earth, Sesame Street, or Dino Dana. I watch the typical trending shows, sitcoms or dramas you can find on Netflix or Hulu. Lately, I have found myself scouring our streaming channels for something new that will keep my interest for more than 5 minutes. I become easily distracted or bored with storylines sometimes and find myself stopping mid-season of a show and never going back to it. The other night I stumbled upon Down to Earth with Zac Efron. Yes, that kid from High School Musical. Far from being a kid now, Efron explores “the world with wellness expert Darin Olien to find healthy, sustainable ways to live”.  ( Now, I am not one who is climate conscious. I just live my average everyday life. This docuseries has opened my eyes to how people are making changes to live a sustainable life and the comparison to what we are doing here in the United States, which is not much. Just from the first episode, which centers on Iceland, I am hooked. While this show may focus on living sustainably, it shows that the small changes you make personally or within the country can have an overall effect on our Earth. It is intriguing to see what advancement countries are making to not only take care of their land, but to take care of their bodies. From alternative resources, to natural medicinal treatments, to the food you eat, as well having spiritual connection to water, Down to Earth with Zac Efron is a must watch. Visit for more information and details about each episode. 

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