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Individuals as Citizens and Consumers
This sub-section examines the damage caused by over-consumption, looks at citizens' responsibility and suggests some ways of protecting the environment.
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An Ecology of Hope
2001, production : Fernand Dansereau
Environmental action can take many forms - public and...
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Le Mont Rigaud : une colline chez les hommes
2000, production : André Desrochers
Hunters often share conservation ethics with...
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Journey of the Blob/Voyage sans fin
1989, production : Bill Maylone
Waste disposal is brought into question when a boy creates a...
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Class Project: The Garbage Movie
1980, production : Martin Defalco
Students attending high school in 1980 learn about...
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Journey of the Blob/Voyage sans fin
 

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Excerpt  (2:19) 1989, production : Bill Maylone
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Waste disposal is brought into question when a boy creates a strange substance with his chemistry kit. How will he get rid of it? He decides to dump the blob in a nearby stream. But waste cannot simply disappear. The blob enters the water cycle and the larger ecosystem. This illustrates the necessity of advance planning for disposal.

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A boy makes a decision about how to dispose of a green glob he has concocted. What will happen if he dumps it into a stream? Where does water come from and where does it go? This film illustrates the water cycle and raises many questions about environmental responsibility and the consequences of our decisions. Film without words.
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