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YouTube Originals has announced the full schedule for its October Sustainability List which will launch on Saturday, October 23 with Dear Earth, followed by series and specials featuring former President Barack Obama, the Muppets and more.

The YouTube lineup seeks to address the sustainability challenges the world faces while delivering solutions that can inspire change, and features a number of non-fictional, unscripted projects.

Sustainability Premieres Week begins October 23 with Dear Earth, a 100-minute special with an opening speech by Kermit the Frog, speeches from executives like Barack Obama, and a speech and performance by K-pop supergroup BLACKPINK, all to bring attention to the realities of the world. climate change. Climate Games (pictured), a two-part series that follows YouTube creators and elite athletes as they take on challenges designed to convey a key climate message, will also debut on October 23.

The premiere on October 25 is Place at the table, an 11-part series from YouTube creator and climate activist Jack Harries as he sets out on a 100-day trip across the UK to discover the often overlooked voices of young people whose lives are most affected by climate crisis, both in the UK and around the world. The series features Sir David Attenborough and Dr Jane Goodall, alongside YouTube creators Jamal Edwards and Rachel Ama.

October 26, Stop it as soon as possible will debut, starring two “town boys,” YouTubers Mitch and Greg, who head to an isolated farm in Canada where they don’t have access to their basic needs in order to find sustainable alternatives. Over the course of six episodes, they’ll turn off access to things like food, electricity, water, and cooling while incorporating alternatives.

Brave Mission: Rewild the Planet premieres October 27, from YouTube’s Brave Wilderness and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Madica Productions in partnership with Re: wild. The Global Expedition Series is led by Mark Vins from Brave Wilderness and offers hands-on experiences with the planet’s most breathtaking endangered species and local caretakers who fight to save them and the ecosystems they call home.

YouTube’s investment in sustainability programs is part of what Google calls its commitment to climate action. The YouTube Originals Sustainability List will also support nonprofit partners Count Us In (through Leaders’ Quest Foundation USA), which aims to inspire one billion citizens to dramatically reduce their pollution from air. carbon, as well as Re: wild, which works to protect and restore the diversity of life on Earth through innovative collaborations.

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