Trigger warning: This one is a bit of a downer. In keeping with Cleanleap's mission, most of these commercials have had a very positive message– this one most definitely does not. I've included it here because it does what the best environmental commercials do, it gets people to think about the issue, and solutions to the problem. The commercials was created by Clean Up Australia, an organization that works on practical solutions to climate change.
1. Follow the frog
Here we are all the way at number 1. This commercial (almost a short film) tells a funny, engaging story as a way to communicate a very simple message. This video was produced for The Rainforest Alliance, a non-profit that works in developing countries to help farmers produce sustainable agriculture and certify products that are produced in a way that does not harm rainforests in those regions.
I hope you've enjoyed this look at some of the best environmental commercials ever made. It's definitely not an exhaustive list and we've probably missed some great ones from different parts of the world. What's your favorite environmental commercial? Let me know in the comments below or on our Facebook page. We'd love to hear about it, and maybe we'll do a "part 2" to include your contributions.