Service Learning Project

Recycling & Conserving WWII

What I Learned About Conserving and Recycling

What I learned about recycling and conserving from this experience is that these two topics are very important aspect of keeping a healthy ecosystem, and a safer environment. Recycling not only helps keep out pollution, but it also makes everything much cleaner, and just all around healthier. Conserving taught me that nothing is ever free, and that less is always better. Conserving also taught me that by cutting back on whatever involves some kind of energy, it could really be very beneficial for the environment.

Conservation

Conservation is the protection of things found in nature. Conserving is when normal everyday things are minimized. Things like using the water faucet, taking showers, or even turning your lights on and off play a big part in the process of conservation. It requires the sensible use of all of Earth's natural resources. Conservation is important because it could potentially prevent natural disasters such as floods, fires, new deserts, and drought. It could also help to protect animal habitats and natural areas like rainforests. It also plays a big role in the lives of animals because everyday people hunt, kill, or eat animals which can get them on the list as endangered or extinct. Humans can also hurt the lives or not only land animals, but also sea animals. We can contaminate the fresh water that they live in. A singe quart of motor, depending on whether it's disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2 million gallons of fresh water. Conservation starts with the human race. If we don't start conserving, resources like water, oil, natural gas, wood, and food can become less available if we don't make an effort to protect our planet.

Recycling

Recycling is the process of reusing items that would in any other case be thrown out and/or away. Recycling involves turning the reusable items into a raw form that can later be used to create a new, better, and different product. Recycling has the capability to significantly reduce additional waste that has the potential of harming the planet in modern times, and in future generations. There are multiple reasons why recycling is so important. Some of those reasons would be that it conserves raw materials. Also recycling like, conserving, can also protect natural habitats for the future. By recycling you can help the animals because you are keeping dangerous toxins and chemicals from your everyday trash out of the ecosystem. Recycling can prevents pollution because it reduces the constant need to collect new raw materials, and it reduces greenhouse emissions that has a gigantic role to global climate change. Also by recycling you are saving many, many trees. Recycled paper made from certain trees can be re-used repeatedly to minimize felling/deforestation. Trees are crucial for the survival of many living, breathing organisms including humans. Without trees there would be a limited amount of oxygen being pruduced, so by recycling paper, you would be doing yourself and others who live on planet Earth a big favor by saving trees.

World War 2

WWII

World War 2 was one of the bloodiest and deadliest was that the world has ever seen. The outcome of this terrible war was the result of more than 38 million deaths. The fighting and the destruction of the war had raged and carried on in several parts of the world. In the war, more than 50 nations had taken part. This is the war that changed the world forever.

Recycling During WWII

Recycling during WWII was much different than the way we recycle now in this modern day and era. Adults and even children all across the country took part in the war effort by collecting tin cans, scrap metals, aluminum foil, and old records. During the war a lot of metals were scarce simply because they were needed and being used to build important war items like ships, planes, tanks, bombs, and gun parts. Anyone who was alive and well during the war were very much encouraged to recycle any used tin cans. Something that was so scarce during the war is now considered a normal unlimited item, and that was paper. Paper was so scarce due to the defense industry needing wood for building weapons and supplies for war. Another reason for the scarce paper supply was because so many lumbermen went into the armed forces. Since there was little wood, it meant that there was less wood pulp which is the main ingredient of paper. Because of the limited supply of paper, everyone saved their paper for recycling. Another big part of WWII was rationing. Rationing is the controlled distribution if scarce resources, goods, or services, or an artificial restriction of demand. During the war there were redeemable stamps or coupons that every family had. Each family had an issued set number of each kind of stamp based on the size of the family, ages of children, and the family's income. People were only allowed a certain amount of tires, silk, shoes, nylon, sugar, butter, gas, and meat.

Children of WWII

The children of WWII played a very important role during the war effort because they would collect everyday scraps such as cans and paper. The children would often organize metal drives in their neighborhoods. Kids would collect old toys, old pots and pans, and bottle caps. during the war toy production had been reduced because the metal needed to make the toys were in demand for tanks and weapons. Everyday things like bicycles weren't even being mad during the war. The old ribber tire were collect and recycled for the war effort. Another thing, is that kids would often go door to door collecting scrap paper as they felt that it was their patriotic duty.

Facts on Getting in the Scrap

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My Recycling Artwork

My Digital Promise

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