Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

The Grand Rescue, Guest Post by Blake Thomas

May 29th, 2014 by GeorgeH

We are pleased to share this guest post by LDSES member, Blake Thomas: I was raised in the suburbs of northern Virginia. Frankly, there was nothing that was strikingly unique about my environment or myself. My neighborhood was overrun with identical tract housing and the heat radiating from asphalt scorched my imagination. My weekends were…

Stewardship in Action: George Handley

May 14th, 2014 by Karl

George Handley Professor of Comparative Studies & Interdisciplinary Humanities Tell us a bit about your personal background. I was born into the church, having pioneer ancestors on both sides of the family, but my conversion and decision to be an active member really didn’t happen until I was 17. I had a pretty typical middle…

Stewardship in Action: James Holtkamp

April 29th, 2014 by Karl

James A. Holtkamp Partner, Holland & Hart LLP Senior Fellow, Wallace Stegner Center, University of Utah College of Law Tell us a bit about your personal background. I learned to love the outdoors growing up in Utah County and wanted to be an invertebrate biologist (I actually had a pet leech when I was a…

Interrupting the Cycle

April 28th, 2014 by Dave Wallace

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…

Earth Stewards, where are you?

April 22nd, 2014 by PeterA

View LDS Earth Stewardship members in a full screen map In the few years since its founding, LDS Earth Stewardship has grown to include members across the United States, in nine countries, and on five continents. That’s a fine start, but only scratching the surface of what we could be. Our Facebook community has grown…

A Solution is Just Outside Your Backdoor

March 13th, 2014 by Dave Wallace

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

March 4th, 2014 by ReaderRachel

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

An Opportunity to Restore, A Guest Post by Dave Wallace

February 23rd, 2014 by GeorgeH

Environmentalist Baba Dioum said: “In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” A recent retreat by members of LDS Earth Stewardship determined that the organization should focus on values, rather than politics. The organization should act as…

Annual Board Retreat Report

February 18th, 2014 by GeorgeH

The 2014 LDS Earth Stewardship retreat convened in Provo on February 1, when almost twenty supporters gathered in person and through the internet to choose new officers, take stock of 2013, and refine our vision for the coming five years.

Stewardship in Action: Jane Birch

February 17th, 2014 by Karl

Jane Birch Author and Associate Director of Faculty Development, BYU Faculty Center Tell us a bit about your professional background. I am Associate Director of Faculty Development at the Brigham Young University Faculty Center. We provide training and support to faculty and administrators. Tell us about your work in relation to stewardship for the earth….