Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Practical Applications”

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.

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…

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.