In junior high school, I first used a camera, a Kodak Brownie 127, to snap photos of pollution and waste in my home town, Danbury, Connecticut.
Nature and the environment have been near and dear to me, after all, we depend on both and at times, mankind wages war on both.
In my hometown is the Still River. Once so polluted, it had water that was blackish, traces of blue and purple water and slime, done in by decades of using the river as a dumping place for industrial output.
After many decades of clean up, it is now a river where people can fish once more and enjoy the river.
Much is made about conservative or this or that.
Looking up the word, conservation, I found, the act of conserving; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation: conservation of wildlife; conservation …