Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Earth Stewardship”

Low Risk Political Cover for a Religion

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015

In a recent LDS Earth Stewardship (LDSES) survey, 93% of respondents indicated that the most important LDSES program was working with the LDS Church to promote and encourage stewardship. Can LDSES efforts be effective and are they worth it? We recently learned that the Pope is set to issue the first-ever comprehensive Vatican teachings on the…

The Warm In My Heart

Monday, 23 February, 2015

I. I went to lunch with a few scientists. We talked about the weather. “I am scared,” one of them said. “I don’t think we’ll have much snow in Utah anymore. This warm winter is probably the norm here on out. And if we don’t have wet summers we won’t have any water at all.”…

Message from the New Chair, Brigham Daniels

Saturday, 21 February, 2015

I have described myself as a committed environmentalist for more than 20 years. And, while that has not changed, increasingly, I would describe myself more as a committed steward. What’s the difference? It is more a change of perspective rather than priority. I still care about air quality and public health, but as a steward, I now also…

This Land is Your Land

Friday, 30 January, 2015

There are few things in this world that have affected the life and death of humanity more than land ownership. Land is not simply physical space for growing crops or building homes, but a symbol of stability, prosperity, and perpetuity; as Euripides once mused, “What greater grief than the loss of one’s native land.” Civilization…

The Growing Library of LDS Stewardship and Conservation Resources

Wednesday, 7 January, 2015

Over the past three years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a growing online library of resources related to environmental stewardship and conservation topics. These readily accessible tools are valuable in learning about the doctrine, themes and messages from the LDS standards works, reviewing important statements and inspirational messages by Church…

On the Move

Sunday, 14 December, 2014

Humans move fast, and we’ve built a world to accommodate that need for speed. We have the internet, where global communication boils down to a few clicks and witty comments; we have cars, trains, planes and many other types of vehicles that make travel a trivial experience. In the interminable hustle and bustle of modern…

Steward of the Year Award 2014

Saturday, 15 November, 2014

LDS Earth Stewardship is an organization dedicated to educating both members and non-members of the LDS Church about doctrine concerning responsible stewardship of the earth. As such, the organization encourages individuals and communities to contribute to conservation efforts and commit to greener living. Once a year, the LDS Earth Stewardship Board of Directors requests nominations for…

Home Sweet Home

Thursday, 6 November, 2014

In the oft-repeated words of L. Frank Baum, “There is no place like home.” The concept of “home” is familiar to all members of the human family, wherever they decide to settle down. Not only do we seek a home as a form of shelter, privacy, and refuge from the elements, we also consider home…

The Culture of Permaculture

Thursday, 23 October, 2014

How much do you really prioritize your health? What happens when you’re faced with an illness that doctors can’t treat? Do you resign yourself to the inevitable, or do you work and hope for what may be an exercise in futility? These were questions that Colleen Dick, a mother, wife, and resident of Alpine, UT,…

2014 Steward of the Year Nominations

Thursday, 16 October, 2014

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…