Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Earth Stewardship”

Retreat Signals New Era for LDS Earth Stewardship

Monday, 29 August, 2016

Since its founding, LDS Earth Stewardship has grown through word of mouth and social media to the point that we now have more than 500 members in fifteen countries, thirty three states, and the District of Columbia. That’s tremendous progress, but only the tip of the iceberg. That’s only the beginning of the impact that…

Spencer W. Kimball’s Talk on Ecology

Monday, 25 July, 2016

Tucked away in the Edward P. Kimball collection at BYU’s Special Collections[1] is a text President Spencer W. Kimball prepared for a speech he gave exactly 42 years ago, on July 24,  1974. The occasion was the World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington, and the theme of the exposition was ecology.   President Kimball started out with an…

The Great Barrier Reef and Hope

Saturday, 25 June, 2016

Paul F. Curtis is an LDS Earth Stewardship member in Leura, New South Wales, Australia. He works in the field of sustainable building technology. The Great Barrier Reef is dying. The Australian government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority reported in May 2016: Above average sea surface temperatures have persisted since February across the entire Great…

LDSES Service project a great success!

Tuesday, 26 April, 2016

A sincere and huge THANK YOU! to all who helped make our April 23rd, 2016 Saturday’s Service project a resounding success. The rain held off and the Sun stuck its head out during our time at Sandy Beach. There were a total of 29 Volunteers who participated, donating a combined 83 hours and 55 minutes…

Take Time to Share in the Celebration of Earth Day

Thursday, 21 April, 2016

Mormons understand, as much as any enlightened people, the significance of the earth. The earth is God’s creation. The earth contains a web of life, where every living things has a spirit and a divine purpose. The earth, too, has a spirit. It is a living soul. Jesus Christ walked the earth during his mortal…

LDS Earth Stewardship Spring Social – Saturday, May 14

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016

Our spring social will be held Saturday, May 14, at 6:00 pm, at the Parleys First and Sixth Ward meetinghouse. The address is 2350 South 2100 East in Salt Lake City.   Lessons from Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home In June 2015, Pope Francis released his encyclical titled “Laudato…

Of Lesser Worth

Sunday, 17 April, 2016

Bill Rudy is the recycling coordinator at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  Before arriving at BYU he worked as a park naturalist in Westchester County, New York; as a seasonal park ranger at Great Basin National Park in Nevada; and as a forest stewardship and endangered species specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Bill is a…

Utah Lake Service Project

Tuesday, 12 April, 2016

Stewardship isn’t just something we talk about — it’s something we do. LDS Earth Stewardship has committed to regularly cleaning the popular Sandy Beach area of Utah Lake in Spanish Fork for the rest of 2016. Watch this video for details. We have committed to three days of cleanup. Saturday, April 23rd 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Saturday, August 13th 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM…

Teaching Primary Children to Love the Creation

Wednesday, 20 January, 2016

Not long ago, my daughter came home from Primary and told us she had learned about fish in Sunbeams. I thought that was pretty awesome, but also unexpected, so I did a little looking around online to see if her teachers had gone rogue. They hadn’t. In fact, the Sunbeam manual spends nearly two months on Creation-themed…

Addressing Climate Change Requires Personal and Collective Action

Friday, 4 December, 2015

“Traveling to the four corners of the world we encounter all too often a spirit of gloom among the people. Their concerns range from wars, rumors of wars, famine, and inflation to drug addiction, climate changes, pollution, bigness of government, etc. I can understand why those who are without faith in our Lord and Savior…