LITHUANIAN, CATALAN & SWEDISH INTERVIEWS TO PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTSPresentation Transcript
Interviewing parents & grandparents
Students had to interview their parents or grandparents about the energy use when they were young and comment on the results.
Erika Puteikyt ė (8a Lithuania)
Life of my grandpa
Now I’m living in a world where there are a lot of electronics, in the past wasn’t the same. The world has changed and the life became easier. I was asking my grandfather about his life when he was young. He told me that he lived in a city all the time so his life was easier than people’s life in a village. Grandpa told me that he didn’t have a TV set, but he liked to listen to the radio. His family had a washing machine, but they didn’t have an iron. They used to iron clothes with a special board and a mangle or used hot coal. My mum’s dad told that in the city there wasn’t any store, just once or twice a week there came some people who used to sell food. My grandpa had a bike, but him family didn’t have a car.
He said that he didn’t need electronics in his past. He was happy that he had a great family and lovely friends.
Greta Samu šytė (8a Lithuania)
My grandma times people don’t have electricity. So they have light of candle. But when born my mum everyone have electricity.
Grandma tell me: when we haven’t electricity everything was more hard, cuss children’s back from school have fast do they homework , cuss in field very fast get dark, and candle can’t shine so well. We haven’t and water in house, we should go out and draw water of well.
So I think now we can live very comfort, in house can have everything what we want and everything what we need.
Laura Kričinaitė (8a Lithuania)
My grandmother is 70 years old. She lives near me. I go often to her and one day we talked about it when she was young and on environment in which she grew up. She told me that her childhood was very different from these times a healthy environment without anyuser-friendliness and electronic equipment. Consume more energy, her time was not a computer, television, even for such things would have been time for every day work and to help parents. Evenings after work did not therefore applied lamps oil lamps. There was no shower, swam in poor conditions is not as we are now. House heat ovens to create well received and we usually use electricalappliances. When asked whether she sort of rubbish she laughed merrily at that time even thought about it was, but now we sort rubbish and recycle. We ventilate the room every night for a very high temperature rises in the use of electronic devices. His grandmother's house to store heat because it was difficult to heat the house. About e-kettle might not know anything and we spent a lot of use ofelectricity. My grandmother's life was very different from our present. When asked about the power saving inferring that you really live in a healthy, safe environment to save a lot of electricity. We are surrounded around the energy that undermine the land and us. Use morepower when using a computer, television household appliances, electric heaters. Maybe they did not know what will happen when old age, they knew that they would be such an invention he had lived and enjoyed and that we ourselves do not know what will happen in the future.
Viktorija Krakauskait ė (8a Lithuania)
My parents write electricity down, but my grandparents didin’t write it.My parents always use a washing machine completely full,but my grandparents didin’t have any.They washed their closhes by hands.My parents use compact fluorescent light bulbs, but my grandparents didin’t become there were no nice at shat time.My parets close windows at night and my grandparents too.My parents put the lid on the kitchen pot when boiling, but only become they use Zepter pots. My parets didn’t often defrost the freezer and my grandparets too. My parents do not use running water for washing up and my grandparets too. My parents didin’t take a shower rather than a bath and my grandparets too. My parents go on foot or by bike to school and work and my grandparents too. My parents repair things rather than replace them and my grandparents too.
Karolis Pūkas (8a Lithuania)
My grandparents saved energy by using energy-saving light bulbs, refrigerators freezers ... Grandparents are rarely used: oven, microwave oven and the grill.
Aušrinė Malinauskaitė (8a Lithuania)
I have asked my parents and grandparents how had they saved the electricity while being young. My parents and grandparent didn‘t register the uptake of electric energy because an accounting of electricity was relevant that time. For my grandparents it was an innovation. Nowdays, we economize the electricity because it is the main part of family expenditure.
My parents and grandparents used to switch off the light and used to close windows. They have never put the furniture in front of the furnace.
The generation of my grandparents didn‘t have neither bulbs that save the energy nor computers or TV sets. That‘s why the regime of duty was not known for them.
These generations are very different in order to compare them.
Augustė Grinkevičiūtė (8a Lithuania)
My parents often defrosts freezer, use kettle when boil water, take shower rather than a bath, close windows at night, and our home appliances are mostly A.
My grandparents do not defrost freezer, they use kettle when boiling water, take just shower, close windows at night and their home appliances aren’t mostly A.
It looks like my family saves energy more than my grandparents.
Aidas M ickevi čius 8a (Lithuania)
I interviewed my parents and grandparents about how they used energy at home when they were young like me.
So my parents and grandparents didn’t write electrical. My parents didn’t often defrost the freezer and my grandparents too. Also my grandparents didn’t have any washing machines. They washed their clothes by hands and my parents always use a washing machines completely full. My parents close windows at night and my grandparents too. my parents do not use running water for washing up and my grandparents too. my parents didn’t take a shower rather than a bath and my grandparents too. my parents repair things rather than replace them and grandparents too. my parents go on foot or bike to school and work. My parents use compact fluorescent light bulbs, but my grandparents didn’t because there were no fluorescent bulbs at that time. So my grandparents live when they were young without any electrical devices but my parent and me live in Twenty-first Century. Century of new technologies.
Martyna Spūdytė (8b Lithuania)
I asked these questions to my parents and grandparents and they answer are:
1. My parents and grandparents write electrical use in the electricity book.
2. When my parents and my grandparents left the room, they turned off the lights.
3. My parents and my grandparents didn’t have the freezer in a cool room when they were young.
4. No, they didn’t used the compact fluorescent light bulbs.
5. My parents and grandparents ventilate the room quickly and effectively and only for a few minutes each time.
6. Yes, they closed the windows at the night.
7. Yes, they defrost the freezer a few minutes.
8. When they were young they go to school on foot, sometimes by car.
9. No, they didn’t do it, because when they were young every think was cheap.
10. No, they didn’t do it.
Aistė Kurmilevičiūtė (8b Lithuania)
I asked the questions to my grandparents and parents and they answer:
They turn the light, when they leave the room.
They close the windows at night.
They do not used running water for washing up.
They used a bath.
They don’t recycle glass, paper ant metal.
They use a kettle, when they boil water.
They often defrost the freezer.
They write down electrical use.
They do not place furniture in front of the heater.
They lower the temperature at home when they go out.
I talked to my parents and grandmother this week. I ask my grandmother by phone, first she not understand, why I ask the questions, but she answered all questions. My mother likes these tasks, she answered to all questions !
Agnė Miškelevičiūtė (8b Lithuania)
I asked my parents and grandparens about Energy saving at home.
They say that they write down our electrical use, when they leave the room, they turned off the lights. My parents used compact fluorescent light bulbs, but grandparents didn‘t. My parents close windows at night. Sometimes they buy goods that only can be used once. My parents not go on foot or by bike to work. We don‘t often defrost the freezer. My parents and grandparents take a shower rather than a bath. We don‘t recycle glass, paper and metal. We lower the temperature at home when we go out. My parents and grandparents ventilate the room quickly and effectively and only for a few minutes each time.
Raminta Račiūtė (8b Lithuania)
I interviewed my parents and my grandparents about they said:
My parents wrote down their electrical use and they turned off the light when they left. The refrigerator stood in the corr i dor, no in a cool room, and they often defrosted the freezer. They used compact fluorescent light bulbs only in the kitchen. They closed windows at night. They went by bus to school because the school was in the next town. They turned off the stove when they went out and at the night. They didn't recycle!
My grandparents didn't wrote their electrical use but they turned off the light when they left. They didn't have the refrigerator and freezer. They didn't used compact fluorescent lhight bulbs at home. They closed windows at night. They went on foot to work. They turned off the stove when they went out and at the night. They didn't recycle!
And now there are many differencies, for example we have the refrigerator in a cool room, we have heating , and now we recycle, and the rest it's the same!
Mindaugas Stadalius (8b Lithuania)
I did an interview with my parents and grandmother about what they did when they were 15 years old. All of they were turning lights when they left, now we sometimes did it too. Everybody were closing windows at night. My parents and grandparents were using running water for washing up. Everybody gone to school on foot. They weren’t recycle glass, paper and metal.
Now we do everything different. Because the world is changing.
Ainoras Žukauskas (7b Lithuania)
My parents and my grandparents try not to use much of the energy but after interviewing them I finally found out who actually use a bit more energy, by asking a few questions, so let’s see:
My parents always write down their electrical use, but my grandparents write down their electrical use as well, so it’s pretty much even. The parents turn off the lights most off the times, but not always and as for the grandparents, they always turn off the lights before they leave the room. My parents don’t defrost the freezer but my grandparents do. What’s more, my grandparents never recycle the trash because they don’t think it’s very important, but my parents almost always try to recycle the trash. The computer and the TV in my family are often left standby, but my grandparents almost never leave the TV on standby and they don’t have a computer...
Dovilė Samušytė (7b Lithuania)
I asked my parents and grandparens about Energy saving at home.
My parents and grandparents write electrical use, because we can see how much electricity we have used. Parents and grandparents turn off the lights when they leave the room. My grandparents close windows at home, but my parents don‘t. My grandparents go to work on foot or by bike, but my parents use cars. My grandparents use compact fluorescent light bulbs, and repair things rather than replace them, but my parents don‘t do that. We do not recycle glass, paper and metal but we try to sort them. My parents do not buy goods that can be used only once, but grandparents do.
So, I think my grandparents save energy more than my parents.
Paula Kubili ūtė (7b Lithuania)
Energy use at home , our Parents ang Grandparents
I asked my parents and grandparents if they save electricity. All of them said that they do. But only my parents use energy-saving light bulbs. My grandparents try not to waste electrical energy by turning the light off when they leave the room.
Greta Akelaitytė (7b Lithuania)
I asked my parents and grandparents about energy savings at home, when they were of my age.
My parents said that they used to write down the electrical use, but my grandparents didn’t. After leaving the room they turned the lights off. What is more, when they were of my age they didn’t use compact fluorescent light bulbs. I think that they didn’t have them.
They also said that they didn’t close the windows, when it’s too hot in the room in summer, but when it’s cold outside my parents and grandparents ventilate the room quickly and effectively and only a few minutes each time.
Ingrida Stanulevičiūte (7B Lithuania)
I asked my parents and grandparents how they save energy.
So, my grandparents write down electrical use, turn off the light when they leave the room, take a shower rather than a bath, and do not leave the computer on.
My parents don’t write down electrical use, they turn off the light when they leave the room, they don’t take a shower rather than a bath, and they leave the computer on standby.
I think my grandparents save energy more than my parents.
Davidas Hakobyan ( 7b Lithuania)
My grandparents save more energy than my parents.
My parents watch TV every day, but my grandparents save the energy and don’t watch TV all the time. When my parent leave the house they leave the lights on, but my grandparents turn off the lights all the time. In all these years I haven’t seen that they would leave the lights on.
Vaida P l ečkaitytė ( 7b Lithuania)
I asked my parents and grandparents about energy saving at home.
They said that they write down the electrical use. My parents used to recycle glass, paper and metal, but grandparents didn‘t. My parents and grandparents close windows at night. We often defrost the freezer. My parents and grandparents take a shower rather than a bath. We lower the temperature at home when we go out. My parents and grandparents turn off the light when they leave. The washing machine is always completely full when we use it. We don‘t go on food or by bike to school and work, but we use our car. We do not leave the computer, the TV, etc. on standby.
So, I think my parents save more energy than my grandparents.
In Catalonia /Spain
Grandparents and parents Energy saving? By Nuria Graham Eguzquiza (4c)
I had a chat with my dad and my Grandpa last Saturday on the telephone talking about energy when they were young. Things were really different and they didn’t have lots of electricity at home. For example, my dad’s family never had a telephone, and no heater… Now we live in a society where we have even too much electric stuff at home and this is bad for the Earth.
I asked them a few questions. My grandparents and my parents when they were young had a shower rather than a bath, because it was handier, easier, faster. When my grandpa was young, they didn’t even have a shower normally, they just washed themselves.
They didn’t really recycle, but since a very long time they do.
They didn’t low the temperature at night because basically they didn’t have anything to make the house warmer, so it was always cold.
They did use a kettle to boil the water.
They didn’t leave the computer on standby because they didn’t have a computer of course, and they don’t remember if they left the television on standby.
They closed the windows at night because it was freezing outside, because in Ireland it is always raining so it’s for crazy people to leave the window open to sleep.
They didn’t place furniture on top of the heater.. because they didn’t have a heater, as I said. So with this, we can see things were really different , and it is a bit difficult to compare with nowadays.
That’s all I asked my grandpa, and my dad too.
Our parents and grandparents by Karolina Dyksik (4a)
I did an interview with my parents and grandmother about what they did when they were 15 years old.
All of them turned the lights off when they left, now we dod it too. Only my grandmother and my father ventilated the room quickly and effectively for a few minutes. Everybody closed the windows at night (except in summer). My mother and grandmother didn’t use running water for washing up, my father didn’t use running water, either. Nobody took shower rather a bath because, they didn’t have a shower. Everybody went to school on foot, and they lowered the temperature at home when they went out. They didn’t recycle glass, paper and metal. Only my grandmother bought things that coud be used once. They repaired things rather than replace them
Now we do the majority of these thinks even though now everything is different.
Nil Sala (4a)
I asked 10 questions my parents and grandparents about the use of energy at home.
They answered these questions about when they were young:
1 My parents and grandparents wrote down our electrical use.
2 My parents and grandparents turned off the light when we leave.
8 My parents and grandparents closed window at night.
10 My parents and grandparents didn’t defrost the freezer.
13 My parents and grandparents took a shower rather than a bath.
14 My parents and grandparents went foot to school and work.
15 My parents and grandparents lowered the temperature at home when they go out.
16 My parents and grandparents lowered the temperature at home at night.
17 My parents and grandparents didn’t recycled glass, paper and metal.
20 My parents and grandparents didn’t leave the TV on standby.
Dani de José (4b)
I asked my parents about how they used energy at home. I gave them a questions, here there are the answers.
They answered these questions about when they were young.
My parents and my grandparents wrote down our electric use.
My parents and my grandparents turned off the lights when they leave.
My parents and my grandparents had the refrigerator in a cool room.
My parents used compact fluorescent light bulbs, but my grandparents didn't use them.
My parents and my grandparents closed windows at night.
My parents and my grandparents didn't defrost the freezer.
My parents and my grandparents didn't have their home appliances label A.
My parents and my grandparents took a shower rather than a bath.
My parents and my grandparents didn't recycle glass, paper and metal.
My parents and my grandparents went on foot or bike to school and work.
My parents and my grandparents didn't use running water for washing up.
I do the same things as my parents and grandparents, except for questions number six, number eight and number ten.
I often defrost the freezer and my parents and my grandparents didn't do it.
I usually have bath because it's more relaxing and my parents and my grandparents took a shower rather than a bath.
I go to school by motorbike and my parents and my grandparents went to school by foot.
OUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS by Joan Dorca (4b)
My parents and grandparents answered this questionnaire about when they were young:
My parents and grandparents wrote down their electrical use.
They used to turn off the light when they left.
In the two houses the refrigerator did not stand in a cool room.
My grandparents repaired things, but my parents replaced them.
My parents used to leave the computer and the TV on standby and my parents used to turn it off.
Only my grandparents used a kettle when they boiled the water.
My parents and grandparents never defrosted the freezer.
In the two houses they closed windows at night.
My parents used to use more compact fluorescent light bulbs.
My grand parents used to waste more time to ventilate the room than my parents.
My parents and grandparents put the kitchen pot when boiling.
I usually do the same things in the questionnaire as my parents, except the questions:
I sometimes defrost the freezer
INTERVIEW TO MY GRANDS AND PARENTS by Fiona Bagaria (4b)
* My mum, when she was 16 years old, turned off the light when she left,
and the washing machine was always completely full when she used it in the room.
She closed windows at night and she often defrosted the freezer.
My mother took a shower rather than a bath and she went on foot or bike to school and work. She didn’t lower the temperature at home at night and she repaired things rather than replace them.
* My dad when he was 16 years old turned off the light when he left,
and the washing machine was always completely full when he used it in the room.
He closed windows at night and he often defrosted the freezer.
My father took a shower rather than a bath and he went on foot or bike to school and worked. He didn’t lower the temperature at home at night and he repaired things rather than replace them.
* My grandfather when he was 16 years old turned off the light when he left, and the washing machine was always completely full when he used it in the room, because there was not heating.
He closed windows at night and he didn’t often defrosted the freezer.
My grandfather and didn’t on foot or bike to school and worked.
He lowered the temperature at home when he went out because there was not heating and he repaired things rather than replace them.
My grandmother's saving traditions by Aina Márquez (4c)
My grandmother is now seventy-two years old. She lived in a farm in the fields of the southern Spain when she was a little girl, so she grew up with a strong environmental conscience because of the connection they had with the Earth around them.
The first thing she told me was they didn't use electric light. The kitchen was an “economic” one, that means it worked with coal or wood. They also cleaned the clothes or the dishes in an ecological way, without washing machines or things like that. So all the questions about home appliances were simply “we didn't have any”. She told me they really didn't need those things, because the rhythm of their life was not as today. She says they were more patient and calm! About leaving TV on standby... well, when she saw the first TV, she was over 20 years old and it was a rare case...
Inside of the farm they didn't have local heating. In the south of Spain winters are not very cold, but for example all the kids slept in the same bed to get warmer. They also made the home life on the first floor of the house and had the stables on the ground floor, so the animals temperature heated all the house. The only heating they used was the “brasero” a brazier, put under the tables where they sat around.
About showers or baths, they never took showers, but they reused the water from the bath twice or three times. (Now it sounds a bit disgusting, but she told me they made turns, so everyone got a nice bath minimum once a week.). Maybe that's why they didn't have skin problems as we do now.
Of course they repaired things rather than replace them. They didn't recycle much but there was no need to; all the tin and the glass had thousands of uses. Jam pots and tin cans were filled again and again. They repaired everything they had; mechanical tools weren't as complicated as ours!
Maybe some of you may think their life was quite medieval. No electricity, no TV, no shower!!!... but for them was their life, I think more ecological than ours now. They simply respected the Earth, because it was the only way for them to survive. If they treat her with love, she would pay them in change
Cristina Falgueras (4c)
I interviewed my parents and my grandmother and I think that now we do more things to save energy.
Before, when they were my age they didn't recycle the glass, the paper, the metal and the rubbish. They weren't conscious that it would be a problem.
They turned the lights off when they left the house, but they didn't lower the temperature, except when they left the house for some days.
They didn't have a washing machine so they did the washing up by hand.
I think that now we are more conscious about the global warming, and we do more things to have a better planet and take care of the environment.
INTERVIEW TO MY PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS ABOUT ENERGY USE by Aina Portell (4c)
I interviewed my parents and my grandparents about they said:
My parents wrote down their electrical use and they turned off the light when they left. The refrigerator stood in the corridor, not in a cool room, and they often defrosted the freezer. They used compact fluorescent light bulbs only in the kitchen. They closed windows at night. They went by bus to school because the school was in the next town. They turned off the stove when they went out and at the night. They didn't recycle!
My grandparents didn't write their electrical use but they turned off the light when they left. They didn't have the refrigerator and freezer. They didn't use compact fluorescent light bulbs at home. They closed windows at night. They went on foot to work. They turned off the stove when they went out and at the night. They didn't recycle!
And now there are many differences, for example we have the refrigerator in a cool room, we have heating , and now we recycle, and the rest it's the same.
AN INTERVIEW TO MY PARENTS by Adrià Noguera (4c)
My parents when they were young, they turned off the light when they left the room, and they didn't have the refrigerator in a cool room. They didn't use to use fluorescent lights.
They used to close the windows at night, only in winter and in the summer they used to open the window.
My parents took a shower rather than a bath, and they went at school on foot.
They recycled glass, paper, and metal.
Now, I do the same except these things: I don't recycle glass, paper, and metal, and I sometimes leave the computer and the television on standby.
OUR PARENTS AND GRANPARENTS by Adrià Guinovart (4a)
I interviewed my parents and my grandparents when they were 15 years old they think they closed windows at night they recycled glass, paper and metal, they turned off the light when they left, but did not use running water of washing up, took a shower rather than a bath and they did not leave the computer, the TV etc on standby. They didn't go on foot or by bike to school and work, they didn't lower the temperature at home at night and didn't lower the temperature at home when they went out.
I do the same thing my parents except writing down our electrical use.
Albert Sarrat (4b)
I asked some questions to my parents and grandparents and their answers were:
1.My parents used to write the books with electricity
2.When my parents and my grandparents, when they left a room, turned off the lights
3.My parents and my grandparents didn’t have the freezer in a cool room
4.No, they didn’t use the compact fluorescent light bulbs
5.My parents ventilated the rooms sometimes but my grandparents didn’t do it
6.My parents and my grand parents closed the windows at night
7.They defrosted a few times the freezer
8.My grandparents went on foot at school and my parents sometimes by car and sometimes on foot.
Talking to grandparents about energy and recycling in Sweden - now and then
Fixing and repairing When my grandparents were young they very rarely bought new “stuff”. They tried to fix their things as much as possible. But when they finally had to buy new things they bought only the things that would last a very long time. They simply didn’t have the money to buy unnecessary things. When I asked them about what the biggest difference from when they were young and today, they said that it probably was all the modern things. Simple things as the indoor toilet, washing machines etc. Added questions I also asked them if they are happy about how our society is today, compared to how it was in the old days. They agreed that many things have changed to the better, but that a lot was better when they were young. Because, even though they didn’t have any proper toys, phones, computers or anything like that, the fellowship was better. They didn’t need Face book, Twitter and etc. to communicate with each other. They just went out with their friends and had a blast :P . /André
Interview with my grandparents by André Mateo I asked my grandparents what kind oh heating system they used and what they needed electricity for. Both of them had different answers. My grandfather, who had it little worse than my grandmother when he was young, told me that they used to have one or two fotogen stoves that everyone gathered around. My grandmother on the other hand had maybe five or six spread all around her home, which kept it warm and cosy during wintertime. Electricity was something they couldn’t take for granted and waste however they wanted. They only used it for lighting and cooking stoves. Recycling Recycling was not something that you took seriously back in the old days, my grandfather said. Why should you waste your time recycling when you instead could do more important things. That’s what they thought about recycling. But today they can proudly say that they recycle more than before and that they were so wrong about not recycling at first.
Interview with your grandparents by Sanna Baggesen When my grandmother was young, she and her family used central heating as heating system. They used electricity for fridge, lighting lamps and vacuum cleaner. Daily, they used their lamps and the fridge. My grandmother didn’t really think about recycling. But in a way, all the pupils collected all of the newspaper from the houses and left them at the recycling factory. Today, my grandmother recycles much more. But maybe you can say that it is no difference. Because when she was young, they fixed things instead of buying new for examples tools, toys, clothes and other things. In my grandmothers opinion there are many differences from when she was young and today. Now, we buy more clothes and stuffs. We eat more food and use the car a whole lot more. We also travel much more than they did back in those days.
An Interview with my father by Agnes Lundahl I couldn´t interview my grandparents, they didn´t answer their phone. So I interviewed my father instead. I will tell about my father’s view on energy saving and recycling. When he was young he didn´t think about energy saving and recycling as much. First of all, he told me that energy was quite cheap. People didn´t see it as a limited resource. But today people are much more aware of the importance of taking care of the environment, including him. As young he recycled paper and glass at a recycling station. But today, he does it much more than before. He fixed his things quite often instead of buying new things and he is actually still good at that. Daily my father used: stove, refrigerator, television and things like that! His family needed energy for that kind of things, for lights, washing machine, dishwasher, television, stove and the refrigerator. They had a central heating system with an oil heated furnace as heating system. I asked him what he thinks about recycling and energy saving. Also what he does for the environment. He answered that he does quite a lot for the environment. Our house is well insulated, and we have installed a heat pump. My father works as a pilot, and he said that he does his best to save as much fuel as he can. He thinks that it´s very important to recycle and save energy, all of us depend on saving the environment.
An Interview with my grandmother by Josefine Berg Energy at home I have interviewed my grandmother about her electricity in her house, and the differences today and when she was young. When my grandmother was young, they didn't have any heaters. So they heated in wood stoves so it could be warm in the house. They also cooked in the wood stoves. There was no electrity at all, so when they needed lights they used kerosene lamps. My grandmother was ten years old when her family got electricity. Recycling When she was young they didn't recycle at all, but today she thinks it's very important for the environment. She recycles everything. She has containers outside her house where she puts everything like carton, papers, glas and stuff like that.
Fixing and repairing When something has broken she always tries to fix it, and not buying new stuff all the time. If there is a small hole in a shirt she tries to sew it. But if there is a big hole and nothing to do about it, sometimes she uses it for other things instead of throwing it. I asked my grandmother what she thinks is the biggest difference from when she was young and today. She answered like this: It's very very big differences. You turn on a button and then you have lights. We have freezer and refrigerator. Everything is made by electricity today. And I think that it's a lot better now than before. Much more convenient. /Josefine
An interview with my grandmother by Jonathan Westin When my grandmother was my age she had a wood boiler in the basement to heat the whole house and the water in all the wires. They used big wooden clamps as fuel in the wood boiler. She has always had electricity as far as she can remember. She lived in the countryside at a farm so they didn't recycle so much. They used to burn all their garbage and the heavy garbage like plate and stuff like they just put in a big pile behind the house. All the organic trash they mixed with flour and water to feed the pigs. Today she sorts all her garbage and all the organic trash she puts in a special place so it can be used for biofuel in busses. She thinks it's very important to recycle. When something breaks she always tries to fix it if she can manage. She thinks it's very annoying when something breaks and can't be fixed. The biggest change from when she was little is all the mechanic devices that you have today, she says.
Grandmother by Henrik Österlind My grandmother only had a wood-heated boiler then they had an oil-heated boiler in the fifties. It was a big change for them, then they did not have to get up every morning and start the fire in the boiler. They used electricity to the refrigerator, freezer, washing machine, lights and tv just like today, but all our machines were not pulling power in standby. Today she thinks it’s crazy with all machines on standby. When my dad was in my age they had coffee maker, iron, tv which that used daily. They had a big garbage sack where they threw everything. Garden waste they burned in the garden. They recycled less then today. They repaired the most part. She does not think there are many who can repair their socks today as we did. Today the kids have more toys then they had when I was kid.
My grandparents by Petter Sellström I asked my grandparents how it was regarding electricity when they were in my age, fifteen years old. My grandfather was born 1941 and he lived a couple kilometres outside Trelleborg in a village called Gislöv Läge. He was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters. He had lights in the house but he had to turn them of f when he left the room because the electricity was so expensive. His mom washed once a week with soap and often cold water. The kids weren't inside playing on the computer, instead they were outside playing with each other. There was no outdoor lights on the houses at all, not even in the streets. They cooked their food on an electric stove or on the ironstove heated with wooden pieces. His school ended when he had finished the seventh grade (13 years old) and then he started to work in a hardware store as a delivery boy. When he was 19 the first TV came to their house. My grandmother was born in 1945 and lived in the city of Trelleborg. They had outdoor lights both on the houses and in the streets. They washed their cloths in a “brewing- house” in the yard, there they had a big pot which they heated with fire. As she was living in the city they had gas to the stove. She went to school to ninth grade then applied to a school called “Real skolan”, there she studied for two years. After that she worked for three months at Trelleborg's hospital, then she took a lab course in Lund. After the course she went back to work at Trelleborg's hospital to work in the laboratory.
My grandmother said My family used a water based heating system fed by burning wood in a boiler placed in the basement. She lived in central part of Sweden were the winter temperature sometimes reached below -30 degrees. So it could get quite cold in the winter.We used electricity for light. But the refrigirater was cooled by ice, harvested from a nearby lake and stored under a thick layer of hay during the summer. Recycling as we use the word now was not known at that time, but we repaired and reused our things a lot more than is common nowdays. For example, we always saved every glass container for preparing and storing cooked vegetables, berries and other food products. Nowdays, we are very good in sorting our garbage. But for sure, we through a lot more things today than we did when I was a child. As I said before we tried to fix the broken things but of course sometimes we had to buy new things. One of the major differences compared to when I was a child is that the young generation can travel to other countries so easily. I was reading books about foreign countries and dreamt about the tropics but the most distant country I visited was Norway! By, Ella Bensch 9A.
Interview with my grandmother Gudrun, 78 When I was a kid about 70 years ago we didn’t have heaters at all. Instead we had stoves in every single room to heat up the house. It was not electric stoves, it was so called aga-stoves which you had charcoal as fuel. We didn’t ever think about the environment or recycling at all. We dumped all of our garbage in the same garbage can. Nobody thought about recycling 70 years ago. Nowadays we recycle almost everything we throw away. So to compare with when I was a child it’s a total difference. When things and stuff were broken we most often bought a new thing instead of repair it. The only thing we always repaired ourselves was shoes. My father was a shoemaker when he was young so he was good at taking care of shoes. I lived on a farm so we wouldn’t be forced to buy all of our food from stores. The most of the food we got from our own. At Christmas, we didn’t buy anything. That is pretty unbelievable if you would try to manage that today. Anyway, in my opinion the biggest difference was the consumption of electricity. As I told you before the only used electricity for the radio and for lights. By Fredrik Tånnander 9a, Sweden
Recycling by Ellen Strömbeck I have interview my grandfather. When he was young they warmed up the house with oil. He needed electricity for almost the same things as now. For example did they use the freezer, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, the radio and an electric train. They got the dishwasher when he was about 15 years old, but the radio did they use a lot! They didn't think about recycling in the same way that they do today. The milk came in glasbottles and you didn't trow them away, in short there weren't that much package and garbage that we have today. The newspapers were the only thing that they recycled. Today he recycle much more. He never throw any food away nowadays. If something was broken they tried to fix it. A couple of times every year a lady came to their house to fix broken clothes. The biggest different from when he was young and today is that they didn't think about recycling or the enviroment as much as we do today. The house was warmed up with oil, and that's not good. They used the energy that they needed and that was it. But they couldn't choose in the same way as we can today. Like for example today you can buy organic products if you want to. Back then you just hade one choice.
Interview with my grandfather by Carl Harris My grandfather had stoves filled with charcoal around the house that kept his family warm in the late autumns , early springs and cold winters. It was his duty to take care of the stoves in his family, it took him an hour to bring in the charcoal and light the stoves every time. His family used energy for the newly invented refrigerator, that their dad had gotten for them when he was in the United states he also used energy for light bulbs. They were the only people that owned a refrigerator in their village at that time. His father bought him a new radio when my grandfather began to study at the school Spyken. Since he used it daily he had to bring it home and charge it everyday. Sweden was very strict with rules and laws regarding lights under the WW2. So whenever you left your house in the evenings you had to bring flashlights with you beacause there was no street lights turned on. There were no cartons at his youth. Instead you used cans and buckets to bring home milk for example. Instead of recycling you just put everything in a huge stack. Today my grandfather recycles nearly everything and tries to help the environment as much as he can. he is also a coperative owner of a giant dump called Måsalycke outside Simrishamn. Måsalycke is the only place that takes care of garbage in Simrishamn's and Tomelilla's municipality.
Our family still owns the furniture store that my grandfather's grandfather started in his early days. Whenever my grandfather was in need of a repair on any of his toys or clothes, he would simply visit his grandfathers furniture store. Once there he repaired his broken toys or clothes in their backyard where there was a little workshop. His family were too poor to afford new stuff all the time. /Carl H
Grandparents’ Interview: Energy at home: My grandmother and her parents used a cooking stove in the kitchen and a pan in the celler to warm up the house. Her father went out and cut trees, to wooden cubes that were used as fuel to the pan. Both my grandmother and grandfather lived under the second world war and they had blackout curtains, so the Germans battle planes couldent se lights in the window. In her house there was only one lamp, in the kitchen no were else. They had a radio in the kitchen as well, the iron was used by warming water and then poured it into the iron. They didn’t had tap water , outside there was a water pump. If they wanted to bath, they had to do it in a tub but when she turned 12 years they bought a real tub. My grandfather lived a bit different, they had an outdoor toilet, and a well to crank up the water. Recycling: My grandparents and their families didn’t recycle anything, I don’t think people though so much about things like recycle back then. Repair: My grandmothers mother bought fabric and sewed clothes to the family, my grandmother did the same when she had her own family , she sewed clothes, like little dresses and shirts and bathrobes to my mother and her sister, they bought things like jackets and shoes. By Carl Cervin
Interview with my grandmother by Elin Vilhelmsson I talked with my grandmother about how they used energy when she was my age. Her family heated up their house with a fireplace and firewood stove, with coal and wood. They only used electricity for lightning and a radio. They didn’t have a refrigerator. When she was a kid, no one did any recycling. Instead they put it in the fireplace and burned it. The things they couldn’t burn, they threw together. When things broke they repaired them and used them again. It was very unusual that they threw it away and replaced it. It was only when they couldn’t repair it anymore. Today my grandmother recycles everything and she thinks that it´s a very big difference on how we use energy and for what things, compared to when she was young.
Interview with my mother. What kind if heating system did you have when you were young? Oiltank and stove. What did you need electricity for? Make food and have the lights on. What kind of electricity equipment did you have and witch did you use daily? Same as today, but not computers. Did you think about recycling? No, we doesn’t cared. What did you recycle and how? We recycle magazines, I don’t remember how. Do you recycle more or less today? More…… Did you fix things that were broken instead of buying new? We fixed everything. Henrik Ternemo
Interview with my grandparents I interviewed both of my grandparents and their answers did not differ much. I asked them if they used to recycle when they were young. Their answers were that the things you recycle now, for example paper, glass and general waste you did not recycle back then, but instead of buying new clothes when they broke you tried to repair them as much as possible which I do not think a lot of people do any more. In today’s society recycling is more spoken about and people seem to take it more seriously than they used to, probably because global warming is also a lot more talked about. I asked them if they had a heating system when they were younger. They told me that they did have a kind of heating system which was a coal fire but it was no were near as good as the heating system they have today. Today they have central heating which means they have a boiler and radiators to warm the house up. They needed electricity for their radio, iron, washing machine and for their television. They both think the major differences are that instead of people having to buy second hand clothes most people can now afford brand new clothes. The different heating systems are a big change from when they were young. Everyone has colour TV instead of black and white, there are considerably more than two channels to choose from and instead of having to get up and press the button on the television we now have remote controls to change the channels with. Nicole Mårtensson 9B
Interview with grand parents After talking with my grandmother about how they saved energy, or what they used electricity for, I noticed that it wasn’t a very big difference from what we do today. When my grandmother was young, she lived in Croatia. They only had an open fire place as a heating system and they used electricity for all basic things that we use electricity for today. For example lights, fridge, freezer and so on. One thing that’s kind of new, and that we are much better at then the people that lived in the early 20 th century, is recycling. She told me that they didn’t recycle at all! She said that she started recycling when she came to Sweden, at 1992. I think that Sweden is a very good country when we talk about recycling, and thinking about the environment. Deanna Koljanin
Energi now and then. We know how it is now with energy an recycling now , but we don’t know how it was then , when our grandparents lived I 70’s and 80’s. the power station , They used electricity for a living , for example : they used lights , vacuum cleaner , water heaters , washing machine and so on . They didn’t recycles so much then but still they gave clothes to some other I hey didn’t needed , sometimes they recovered plastic bottles and glass but not very often. If there was something broken they didn’t throw up this , they repaired the broken things. Now these days they think more about recycling , they recover s quite much , for example : recovering of plastic bottles and glass and more . They also repairs much things at home when something is broken. Michal Walenski
Interview My grandfather had no electricity when he grew up. But he and his family used candles instead of lights. In order to get heat in the house they had a open fire. They had no car but they had to ride a bike or walk where they would, if it was very far away could they take the train but it was not often. They had no telephones so they could send letters or just go home to each other if they had anything to say. They did not buy nearly as much new stuff when he was little as they do now, they did quite a bit myself. And if something went down, instead of throwing it and just bought something new, but they tried to fix those as much as they could. They had no TV so my grandfather read many books. By: Linnea Strömberg
My dad used to heat his house with oil. They had lights and home appliances that used a lot of electricity at home.
They did not recycle anything.
We recycle a lot today compared to what they did in the passed.
Things the fixed where usually tools and appliances.
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