23 of My Favorite YouTube Channels!

These YouTube Channels have been a great part of my transformation from a drunk dude to a dude making a difference. Through them I have learned about many of the pressing environmental and social issues of our time and how I can be a part of the solution. They’ve also given me the inspiration to follow through on the knowledge that I had gained. I share these with you to help you become a leader in your city and your country to lead the way to a happier, healthier existence for us all. I’ve also shared some of my all time favorite YouTube videos from these channels. Enjoy!

(Note: the descriptions are all copied from their description on YouTube.)



Brave New Films

Brave New Films has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges corporate media with the truth, and motivates people to take action on social issues nationwide. You are critical to advancing these hard-hitting political campaigns. We can’t create a nation of socially conscious activists alone. www.bravenewfilms.org


Food Babe


Green Renaissance 

All around us are ideas waiting to be passed along, ideas that encourage action and inspire change, ideas that need to be shared. We want to show what’s possible with a bit of collaboration and imagination. We want to show that ordinary people can be extraordinary. Let’s tell stories, share ideas, inspire change and shape the world we want to live in.



Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action!


Jack Johnson


Last Week Tonight

Breaking news on a weekly basis. Sundays at 11PM – only on HBO. Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight channel for the latest videos from John Oliver and the LWT team.
Living on One 

From living in a tent in a Syrian refugee camp to working as radish farmers and surviving on one dollar a day in Guatemala, we are pioneering a new style of documentary film-making, using immersive storytelling to raise awareness and inspire action around pressing global issues.


Nation Swell

NationSwell is a new digital media company focused on high-quality stories about American renewal — about the new innovators, pioneers, and builders who are doing the most creative and impactful things to move the United States forward. We’re focused on identifying them, telling gripping stories about them, and mobilizing support behind them.



This Channel features Off-the-Grid life – mainly American, but also around world — people I met on my off-grid travels.



Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. –Patagonia’s Mission Statement Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing — as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. These are all silent sports. None requires a motor; none delivers the cheers of a crowd. In each sport, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature. Our values reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers and surfers, and the minimalist style they promoted. The approach we take towards product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility.



Pivot is a television network from Participant Media (Lincoln, Spotlight, CITIZENFOUR, Food Inc., An Inconvenient Truth) that is dedicated to delivering entertainment that inspires and compels social change. With award-winning original programming (Please Like Me, Fortitude, Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt), groundbreaking documentaries and exceptional films, you won’t just be entertained – you’ll be inspired to become a part of the story. When you watch Pivot, we’ll give you the opportunity to take action on the issues raised in our content right from your screen or during the next commercial break. With Pivot, what you watch does make a difference.


Prince Ea

PRINCE EA – Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince EA, is an American rapper, spoken word artist, music video director and rights activist from St Louis, Missouri. My goal for this channel is to make people laugh, cry, think, and love with the ultimate goal to evolve.


Real Time with Bill Maher

He’s irrepressible, opinionated, and of course, politically incorrect. Watch new episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher, Fridays at 10PM


Russell Brand

This is my channel where we can together, unravel the matrix of modern media and reveal the gleaming reality beyond connecting us all to each other through pure consciousness. Or it’s true news. Trews. Before long we will dismantle traditional media, the machinery of capitalism and duplicitous pseudo democracy and realise humankind’s true (trew) potential as spiritual beings that manifest our own physical destiny. Also I do voices. And sing my own theme tune. After The Revolution The Trews will be Fox News.


The Stamp Stampede

We are stamping messages on our nation’s currency in support of passing a constitutional amendment to get money out of politics. Come by! www.stampstampede.org


The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Stuff Project is changing the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that we have a happier and healthier planet. Visit us at www.storyofstuff.org for more information.


Sustainable Human


Tragedy & Hope

Tragedy & Hope is a YouTube channel dedicated to creating inspiring and thought provoking videos, that change the way people view themselves and the world around them.


Trash is for Tossers

Welcome to the Trash is for Tossers YouTube Page brought to you by Lauren Singer! Here you can find DIY recipes, Zero Waste tips, and sustainability tricks in order to live a waste-free or low-waste life. Check out www.trashisfortossers.com to learn more!



VICE specializes in exploring uncomfortable truths and going to places we don’t belong. Herein you will find people talking frankly about their hatred and love for various things, general heresy, the only culture, travel and news documentaries you’ll want to watch, tons of exclusive new stuff, and probably not a lot of cats. You’re welcome.


We are Change

“News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.” – Lord Northcliffe


Zero Waste Home

A collection of videos about the lifestyle of blogger, Bea Johnson, who lives waste-free with her husband and two sons since 2008. The selection includes TV segments, how-to’s, podcasts, and a review of her book, Zero Waste Home (Zéro Déchet in french). She shows that Zero waste can not only be “stylish”, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. Named “The Waste-Free Priestess” by the New York Times, she has appeared on TV shows and in publications around the world. She has become a “guru” and spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle. Please visit ZeroWasteHome.com for more tips on waste-free living!


And my channel isn’t necessarily one of my favorites, but if you like the other channels I’ve shared than you might like to subscribe to mine as well!
Rob Greenfield


Also check out these lists of resources that have had a positive influence on me:

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50 people I recommend paying attention to

Nonprofits I recommend and support

23 films that changed my life

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