Conservation is “being a good steward of what I have.” This means paying attention to your resources, making the most of what you have, and avoiding waste or careless spending.
One reason to conserve resources is so you don’t run out of what you need. For example, if a storm knocks out your power and water supply, you conserve your flashlight batteries and drinking water since you don’t know how long it will take to restore electricity and water. You spend less now so you have enough later.
Another reason to conserve resources is so you can do something special for yourself, your family, or someone else. By saving money instead of spending it right away, you give yourself more options. As your savings increase, you can buy more of what you need, you can buy something better, and you can help others by giving to their needs.
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