Zac Efron and Darin Olien co-host a Netflix travel series focused on food, culture and sustainability
Stunning footage of destinations around the world? Check.
Incredible (and sometimes odd) food? Check.
Zac Efron flying the flag for sustainable living? … Check!
‘Let me start at the beginning,’ Zac says in the first episode of Netflix’s Down to Earth. ‘A few years ago, I met Darin. He’s a guru of healthy living and superfoods…Darin and I are traveling around the world trying to find some new perspectives on very old problems. Searching for healthy, sustainable living solutions for the planet and all who live on it.’
The new travel series released on Netflix on the 10th July hit the number 3 spot on the platform in no time. Everyone seems to love it, and we do too.
While Zac Efron may not be the celeb who immediately springs to mind when you think about standing up for the planet, he’s making steps in the right direction. As you scroll through his Instagram account, it’s clear that he’s the outdoorsy type.
And he has been getting involved in environmental action lately. Here’s his Instagram post from Earth Day this year when he took part in a beach clean.
‘Happy Earth Day! I have always been in awe of the magic and mystery of Mother Nature. Exploring the unknown has always been a true passion in my life and now, more than ever, I realize how important it is to take care of our planet, our people and every living thing we share it with. Please be safe, be healthy and be kind to one another. 🌍 ❤ Join us tonight for the #greatglobalcleanup on @discovery at 10pm ET #earthday @earthdaynetwork earthday.org | #EarthDay2020’
Darin Olien, Zac’s co-host in Down to Earth, brings a few more eco-creds to the table.
‘I live and breathe holistic health and nutrition and work on environmental solutions,’ Darin said in an Instagram video promoting the new series. ‘This series is full of adventures around the world, discoveries, health secrets, environmental challenges as well as solutions.’
Darin is the author of SuperLife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will May You Healthy, Fit and Eternally Awesome. He launched the app 121 Tribe to give users ’21 days of optimal living’. And he founded the company that sells Barukas, one of the ‘healthiest nuts on the planet’.
The pair travel to France, Puerto Rico, London, Iceland, Costa Rica, Peru and Sardinia to look at some of the biggest challenges facing humans and the planet.
‘Food, water and energy are all the main staples for modern life,’ Zac says in the trailer for the series. ‘We’re going to meet some top eco-innovators to see how change is an inside job. And we’re going to be eating – really, really well.
‘We need to start rethinking how we consume everything from food to our power. Change has to start somewhere.
‘Maybe it’s time we all change. It’s time to get Down to Earth.’
The only question remaining – do we binge watch or pace ourselves? Oh who are we kidding…binge watch it is!