Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship


The following information resources help us better understand our responsibility for earth stewardship. Please let us know of any books, articles, talks, etc. that we should add to our library.

Official LDS Church Web Sites

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

More about the LDS Church

Other Online Collections

Craig Galli’s Compilation

Church Magazines

A. B. Morrison, “ Our Deteriorating Environment”  Ensign, August 1971

Richard Olsen, “Ecology, Pollution, and Consumerism,” New Era, Sep 1971, 20

Robert J. Matthews, “What the Scriptures Say About: Ecology,” New Era, Mar 1972, 38

Gerald Jones, “The Gospel and Animals” Ensign, August 1972

Sharon Dequer, “Discovering Nature,” Ensign, June 1977

G. Michael Alder, “Earth—A Gift of Gladness,” Ensign, Jul 1991, 27

Spencer Garvey, “What It Means to Be Green,” New Era, Jul 1992, 21

Using Earth’s Resources Well“, Ensign, Sep 1993, 54

Russell M. Nelson, “The Creation“, Ensign, May 2000, 84

Matthew Baker, “All Creatures Great and Small,” New Era, October 2000

Mark J. Nielsen, “The Wonder of the Creation“, Ensign, Mar 2004, 60–65

Other Publications

Kindness to Animals and Caring for the Earth, compiled by Richard Stratton.  This is a nice compilation of quotations from General Authorities and Hugh Nibley on our responsibilities toward the Earth and nature.

Stewardship and the Creation: LDS Perspectives on the Environment.  Eds. George Handley, Terry Ball, and Steven Peck.  Provo: Religious Studies Center, 2006.

New Genesis: A Mormon Reader on Land and Community. edited by Terry Tempest Williams, Willam B. Smart and Gibb Smith, Gibb Smith Publisher, SLC, UT, 1998. The book consists of 40 essays by Mormon authors, ranging broadly around the general purpose of Earth stewardship.

“The Environmental Ethics of Mormon Belief” by George Handley. BYU Studies, 40:2 (summer 2001): 187-211.

Brigham Young on the Environment from Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints.  Hugh W. Nibley

Being Green in the Land of the Saints” High Country News. December 22, 2003.

Early LDS prophets had some environmental consciousness”  Mormon Times. May 25, 2008

Sierra Club hails LDS Church for downtown Salt Lake makeover” Deseret News.  June 20, 2008

“Church honored for green efforts”  Salt Lake Tribune. June 21, 2008

2008 LDS Environmental Survey Results

Latest summary of results of November 2008 survey.

LDS Earth Stewardship Materials

Audio recording of 2013 James Holtkamp talk:
Walking to Zion Materials: WalkingtoZionPrompts