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Archive for September, 2012

October Theme – Energy Conservation

Thursday, 27 September, 2012

As October approaches, ushering in cooler temperatures for those of us living in the temperate zones, ENERGY CONSERVATION is our theme for this month. Consider these 10 energy-saving…..and money-saving…..ideas: 1.  Install window and door weatherstripping. 2.  Install power-outlet foam gaskets and socket plugs for outlets not in use. 3.  Plant deciduous trees along the South…

Environmental Education Conference

Thursday, 27 September, 2012

Utah Society for Environmental Education will be conducting their annual conference at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge near Brigham City, Utah.   The building has a beautiful learning center, introductory film, and paved walkways into the wetlands to observe a diversity of wildlife. The Conference is Friday & Saturday October 5 & 6.  They host…

Become a Member of LDS Earth Stewardship Today!

Friday, 14 September, 2012

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are going to begin our first official membership drive. Our goal is to get everyone who is a member of our Facebook and Google Group to register as an official member of our organization. Currently, membership in our organization is absolutely free (more details about…

Nine Youth Books with Earth Stewardship Themes

Thursday, 13 September, 2012

There’s nothing like a book to plant the seed of an idea or to explore an issue. Below are nine titles to interest youth in earth stewardship themes. Obviously, the list is not exhaustive, but it will give parents and teachers an idea of what’s available for tweens and teens—dystopian fiction, humorous mysteries, chick lit,…

Webelos

Sunday, 9 September, 2012

If you are fortunate, you may be able to be a leader in each of the Scouting divisions. I loved them all.  As an FYI post, the term Webelos was explained to me when I was a youngster and joined that group.  It has a double meaning:  WE‘ll BE LOyalScouts ………or, if you prefer, it also…

Utah Green Schools

Sunday, 9 September, 2012

As a member of the Green Schools Committee for the Utah Society for Environmental Education, we initiated a new program in 2012 to acknowledge schools which were making strides toward reducing energy consumption and waste production, improving schoolyard habitat for wildlife, and promoting a healthy student environment. Most schools are notorious for wasting energy and…

Family Relationships and the Outdoors

Sunday, 9 September, 2012

Recently I was asked to be on the Mike Townsend show at KBYU Radio. Mike is a specialist in family relationships, and he wanted to talk about the value of getting our kids outside. I don’t consider myself an expert in child psychology nor do I think I have managed to get my kids outdoors…

September Theme: Nurturing Awareness in the Next Generation

Saturday, 1 September, 2012

For the month of September, our Earth Stewardship theme will be Nurturing Awareness in the Next Generation. We will center our blog posts, activities, and discussions around how we can help the upcoming generation see the value of earth stewardship. In keeping with that theme, I’d like to give a few possible Family Home Evening…