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9. Just as we don’t usually think much about from where our food comes or its implications, we also usually don’t give much thought to what happens to food and other items we discard – e.g., in New Jersey we recycle less than half of what we could, and even here on the campus of the state university’s “environmental school”, there’s a considerable amount of litter and adjacent cans for recyclables and trash usually contain a mix of garbage and things that could be recycled. After seeing “Island of Flowers” and taking in to account the above, how likely is it that we can change individual and societal behavior to be more environmentally-friendly? Why? After seeing the film, will you give any more thought to your actions than you have to this point? Why or why not? 10. One of the filmmaker’s points in “Island of Flowers” is how disparate people are interconnected by what they do. Reflect on how you influence the world and people around you and how others affect you. For at least part of one day, pay close attention to everything you do and everyone you see – choose a mundane part of your day. Then reflect on who and what affected you – intentionally or not – and whom and what you may have affected by your actions (you may also include stories from your past if you would like to do so). Describe the things that surprise you the most and/or you found most interesting. What are the implications of this? 11. If you showed “Island of Flowers” to your family (and/or to some members of the general public), what do you think their reaction would be? How would it be similar to or different from yours? What kind of discussion would it lead to? 12. You may construct, justify and answer your own question.
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