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7 Old-School Kids' Shows With Green Themes (VIDEOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 05/12/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:50 PM ET

Teaching kids about the environment is most effective when they're unaware that they're being taught, which is why children's programming has always been such a great resource. There have been some truly high-quality kids' T.V. shows over the years that have managed to both entertain and inform kids. We're taking a look back at the best old-school shows with green themes, from the more scientific-based ones like Bill Nye The Science Guy to the adventures of environmental superhero Captain Planet. Each has a unique style, but they all maintain a lighthearted tone in getting kids to care about their planet.

Get nostalgic watching clips from these environmentally-friendly kids' shows:

Sesame Street
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Sesame Street is the gold standard in children's education television, and in its 40 years on the air, it's never skimped on making kids aware of their environment. This adorable musical segment from 1990 encourages you to "Stand By Your Can."
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