Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Practical Applications”

Your Energy Footprint

Thursday, 16 July, 2015

Stewardship is not an intellectual exercise. Stewardship entails understanding in concrete terms the implications of our actions, and using our judgement to best manage the resources with which we have been entrusted. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of energy. Energy pervades our lives. Energy is so ubiquitous that we scarcely see…

Our Other New Board Member: Karl Jarvis

Friday, 26 June, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the new member of  the LDSES Board of Directors: Karl Jarvis. Here Karl introduces himself. It was worth the wait! It’s silly, really. I’ve been sitting at my computer, trying to start writing this blog entry for way too long now. I have several false starts and loads of pictures I could…

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,…

Reaping What You Sow

Monday, 6 October, 2014

Science, technology, myth and folklore, holidays, food, society, even our sense of time . . . life as we know it. These things are seemingly separate and distinct, but there exists a commonality between them, a common denominator for everything we know. In our modern hustle and bustle, it seems that we forget that the…

Here Comes the Sun

Thursday, 18 September, 2014

When it comes to earth stewardship, there always seems to be a huge motivation gap between action and inaction. Simply believing in the benefit of protecting the earth will not be enough to tackle the growing dilemma that faces future generations; that much is clear. But the step from word to deed often becomes a…

Using a Forest to Build a Bridge

Monday, 30 June, 2014

The terms are “building bridges” and “bridging the gap”.  You hear the terms quite often in attempting to find common ground among groups with diverse viewpoints. Just what constitutes a “gap”?  Can all “gaps” be closed and if a gap is successfully closed, should the “gap” meet in the middle? In the environmental world there…

Interrupting the Cycle

Monday, 28 April, 2014

Take yourself back to your sixth grade science class where you were taught the hydrologic cycle.  Your teacher told you that surface water evaporates changing water from a liquid state to a gaseous state. Condensation occurs when water vapor condenses onto small airborne particles to form clouds. This vapor and clouds are then carried by…

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.