Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

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We Are Growing

Friday, 3 November, 2017

LDS Earth Stewardship is undergoing many wonderful changes and growth. We are preparing a brand new website with features that will help you to access ideas and inspire you to live the principles of earth stewardship. Stay tuned for our new look! Thank you for your patience and ongoing support.  

Family Night on the Jordan River (June 19, 2017)

Friday, 30 June, 2017

The forecast was for high temperatures, but that didn’t stop over a hundred volunteers from coming and helping in our Family Night on the Jordan River service project on Monday, June 19th. Working with Erin Mounce of the Jordan River Commission, families and individuals joined teams in either picking up litter or helping to snip and…

Jordan River Cleanup (June 19, 2017)

Sunday, 7 May, 2017

LDS Earth Stewardship is joining forces with the Jordan River Commission for a Family Night on the Jordan River. On Monday night, June 19th – one of the longest days of the year here in the northern hemisphere – we will have a Family Night to remember! Our main goal will be to clean up…

An Easter Message

Sunday, 16 April, 2017

As we celebrate this Easter morning, reflecting on the resurrection of the Savior from physical death and the path open to each of us to overcome spiritual death, let us also take a moment to reverence the gift of the earth.  Whether this morning finds us in church, at home, or on a mountain, let us…

2016 – A Momentous Year

Monday, 27 February, 2017

2016 was pivotal for LDS Earth Stewardship. Years of volunteer efforts have laid the foundation for our organization to become much more professional and effective. A few high points of 2016 are recapped below. Planning In July, the LDSES board convened a retreat and engaged a consultant to develop a strategic plan. This plan will be an evolving…

Final Sandy Beach Cleanup Report for 2016

Saturday, 12 November, 2016

  [Abridged report from Par Rasmusson.] We completed our third and final Sandy Beach cleanup for the year today, (October 8). We’re pleased to submit our report: We had three Service mornings, on April 23rd, September 10th, and October 8th, 2016. We had Volunteer numbers respectively of 29, 50, and 16, for a total number…

Sandy Beach Cleanup (September 10, 2016)

Friday, 19 August, 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 invitation for details about the project. LDS Earth Stewardship has committed to three days of cleanup: Saturday, April 23rd 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Read…

A Thank You Letter to the First Presidency and Presiding Bishopric of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Thursday, 17 March, 2016

As members and friends of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we recognize the importance of the gospel principle of stewardship of the Earth.  We thank the Church for its teachings and its actions to model this principle.  From the first verse of Genesis to General Conference talks, the Church’s doctrine has consistently…

Book Review: Think Like a Commoner

Sunday, 27 December, 2015

Garret Hardin’s “Tragedy of the Commons” essay made an indelible impression on me when I read it many years ago. The idea that selfish individuals would inevitably abuse a resource to destruction, (and to society’s detriment), embedded itself deeply in my psyche, dimming whatever hopes I had that humanity might naturally be inclined to stewardship….

A Petition to the World’s Leaders

Monday, 16 November, 2015

The following is a petition written by BYU students—endorsed and hosted by LDS Earth Stewardship: An open letter to the delegates of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21/11) to be held in Paris, 30 November-11 December As concerned members and friends of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we raise…