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Archive for January, 2012

LDS Views on Stewardship for the Earth

Thursday, 19 January, 2012

This is a guest post by Peter, a long-time member of the LDS Earth Stewardship group. How do members of the LDS Church regard stewardship for the earth?  One window on LDS perspectives comes through an online survey of hundreds of respondents conducted between October 21 and November 15, 2008.  Over that period, 573 active…

Report on LDS Earth Stewardship Planning Meeting

Sunday, 15 January, 2012

Last Thursday we held our first LDS Earth Stewardship Planning Meeting conference call. We had approximately 8 individuals join us for the call. We discussed our organization’s goals and desired outcomes and decided that it would be good if we could hold major activities in Utah on even-numbered months (starting in February) and planning meetings…

LDS Earth Stewardship Planning Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, 10 January, 2012

A reminder that our LDS Earth Stewardship meeting is this Thursday, January 12 at 8:00-9:15 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. In an effort to be inclusive of our members outside of Utah and to reduce carbon emissions, we’ll hold our meeting over the Internet using free conference call software known as Skype.   Make sure you add…

Post Christmas Rant

Thursday, 5 January, 2012

I was able to suppress my strong anti-Christmas-consumerism feelings for most of the holiday season. We had a few simple decorations, bought very few presents, and sent out no cards this year (mostly because of time demanded by my classes last semester). We celebrated the holiday quietly, with a feeling of gratitude and abundance.Then I…

Remembering those on the Isles of the Sea

Wednesday, 4 January, 2012

I recently met Greg, a most unusual exile on Tiritiri Matangi, a small island off the coast of New Zealand. Greg is a Takahe. When the first Polynesians arrived in New Zealand, Takahes roamed all across both the North and South Islands. Unfortunately, the rats and dogs that they brought decimated the native birds, especially…