Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

2014 Steward of the Year Nominations

October 16th, 2014 by Josh F

One of the best ways to learn about earth stewardship is getting to know the people who take seriously their responsibility of being stewards of the earth. We know that there are many of you who are doing wonderful and exemplary things in your homes, neighborhoods, and communities . . . so tell us who…

2014 LDS Earth Stewardship Annual Meeting

October 13th, 2014 by PeterA

An Evening of Fellowship, Education, and Inspiration When: Saturday, November 1, 7:00 PM Where: Community Room of Architectural Nexus, 2505 E Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109 What to Bring: Light potluck dish or desert to share Keynote Presentation: How we grow matters. Will we have clean air to breathe? Enough water for our needs?…

Reaping What You Sow

October 6th, 2014 by Josh F

Science, technology, myth and folklore, holidays, food, society, even our sense of time . . . life as we know it. These things are seemingly separate and distinct, but there exists a commonality between them, a common denominator for everything we know. In our modern hustle and bustle, it seems that we forget that the…

Book Review: The Sixth Extinction

September 29th, 2014 by PeterA

This may be the most important book you read all year. The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert, provides a 500 million year context for what is coming to be called the Anthropocene geological era, an era marked by changes so momentous as to be nearly unprecedented in the earth’s history. Ponder that last sentence for a moment. In the…

Here Comes the Sun

September 18th, 2014 by Josh F

When it comes to earth stewardship, there always seems to be a huge motivation gap between action and inaction. Simply believing in the benefit of protecting the earth will not be enough to tackle the growing dilemma that faces future generations; that much is clear. But the step from word to deed often becomes a…

Sugarless Candy

September 1st, 2014 by Dave Wallace

I gazed contently over the field containing the fruits of my labors.  After years of having my hands in the soil and late nights experimenting in the garage, I finally developed a product that would save the world- a plant that produced sugarless candy.  Obesity would be gone.  Dental decay would be a thing of…

Stewardship in Action: Ralf Grünke

August 17th, 2014 by Karl

Ralf Grünke Public relations professional, green city councilor Tell us a bit about your personal background. Some may think my life is full of paradox, but it mostly makes sense to me. I come from a strong Lutheran background, but I’m a practicing Mormon. I was raised within the borders of beer-loving Bavaria, but had…

This is the Place

July 15th, 2014 by GeorgeH

Jacob lay down on stones for pillows and slept. And in his dreams he saw a ladder reaching up into heaven with “the angels of God ascending and descending on it.” It was a curious thing, to be sure, to find oneself sleeping on stones only to then discover that, as he says in the…

Bumping Into People: A Member-Missionary Approach

July 2nd, 2014 by PeterA

Bumping Into People: A Member-Missionary Approach By Søren Simonsen July 2014 July is a wonderful month, as we celebrate the 1,400 mile trek of the Mormon Pioneers from Winter Quarters to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Those pioneers who walked with faith in every footstep can inspire us still today. Specifically, they have inspired me…

Using a Forest to Build a Bridge

June 30th, 2014 by Dave Wallace

The terms are “building bridges” and “bridging the gap”.  You hear the terms quite often in attempting to find common ground among groups with diverse viewpoints. Just what constitutes a “gap”?  Can all “gaps” be closed and if a gap is successfully closed, should the “gap” meet in the middle? In the environmental world there…