Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Earth Stewardship”

A Solution is Just Outside Your Backdoor

Thursday, 13 March, 2014

In February 2014, Church leadership asked members in California to fast for much-needed moisture.  Many members prayed for a change in weather patterns that would bring the moisture. Within days after the fast, most of California was doused with rain and snow.  The fast also presented an opportunity for us to consider that the west…

LDS ES, Politics, and You

Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

LDS ES is a politically neutral group, but we do encourage our members to be politically active.

Discovering the Word of Wisdom: A Review

Sunday, 2 February, 2014

In Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising insights from a whole food, plant-based perspective, author and LDS Earth Stewardship member Jane Birch explores the connection between the familiar text of Doctrine & Covenants section 89 and the type of plant-rich, unprocessed diet advocated by leading experts in nutrition and medicine.  Birch recognizes and embraces the…

A Culture of Stewardship

Friday, 24 January, 2014

Earth stewardship has an unfortunate place in our society. On the one hand, it’s a value that most people claim to embrace. One survey of active LDS respondents found that 90 percent of self-identified conservatives and 98 percent of self-identified liberals agreed with the statement that “Stewardship for the earth is a gospel principle.” The…

Asking the Right Questions

Monday, 6 January, 2014

It seems anytime new environmental action is proposed, the main questions that get tossed about in the public discussion are, “How much will this cost?” and “Who will pay for this?”  They’re important questions, certainly, but I do not think they are the most important questions.  I’d much rather we discuss the answers to “What…

Air Pollution: What You Can Do to Clean the Air

Wednesday, 11 December, 2013

So far in the air pollution series, we’ve looked at the extent of the air quality challenge in the US, the way air pollution disproportionately affects the most vulnerable members of our society, and examined Los Angeles and Utah’s Wasatch Front as case studies of two different pollution scenarios in the US.  In this, the…

Air Pollution Case Study: Utah’s Wasatch Front

Monday, 11 November, 2013

They say you should never start a speech (or a blog post?) with an apology, but I’m breaking that rule today.  I knew when I began the air quality series that I wanted to write a post about air quality concerns in the communities along Utah’s Wasatch Front—LDS Earth Stewardship has many members and blog…

Earth Steward of the Year Award

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013

In the end, the board voted to give the Earth Steward of the Year award this year to Don Jarvis, a man who was actually nominated by a few different people.

Call for Nominations

Tuesday, 8 October, 2013

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. Karl Jarvis has been doing an excellent series of interviews highlighting different stewards in action. But we know that there are many, many more of you who are…

Air Pollution Case Study: Los Angeles

Wednesday, 2 October, 2013

If I asked you to make a list of notable features of Los Angeles, chances are “smog” would show up somewhere beneath Hollywood and Disneyland.  A less glamorous aspect of life in the Southland, to be sure, but one the region is known for, and with good reason.  While air quality has improved in the…