Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Asking the Right Questions

January 6th, 2014 by Laura

It seems anytime new environmental action is proposed, the main questions that get tossed about in the public discussion are, “How much will this cost?” and “Who will pay for this?”  They’re important questions, certainly, but I do not think they are the most important questions.  I’d much rather we discuss the answers to “What…

Stewardship in Action: Paul Alan Cox

December 30th, 2013 by Karl

Paul Alan Cox Executive Director, Institute for Ethnomedicine Can you tell us about the work you do and the organization you work with? I founded Seacology, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Berkeley, California. Seacology helps indigenous peoples on islands throughout the world protect their habitats and cultures. We do this by building schools, medical clinics,…

Merry Christmas from LDS Earth Stewardship

December 22nd, 2013 by PeterA

2013 was a big year for LDS Earth Stewardship. Here are just a few of the highlights. The first highlight is not something we did, but something for which we are immensely grateful. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a new Environmental Stewardship and Conservation web page. If you haven’t visited the web page…

The LDS Church and Stewardship

December 16th, 2013 by GeorgeH

We at LDS Earth Stewardship are so pleased to see the new statement about the importance of conservation and stewardship by the LDS Church and the many helpful links provided there. We recognize that there are differences of opinion about environmental policy among church members, but we have always believed that we should all be…

Air Pollution: What You Can Do to Clean the Air

December 11th, 2013 by Laura

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…


November 25th, 2013 by ReaderRachel

This week is Thanksgiving, my husband’s favorite holiday. I’ve spent half of my Thanksgivings with him, so his love for this holy day has rubbed off on me. I have so much to be thankful for. I am surrounded by abundance, comfort and security. I have hope and convictions that give meaning to the narrative…

Results of the Recent LDSES Election

November 20th, 2013 by Sprout

As chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, I’m pleased to announce that all nominees were officially approved by the general membership. Brigham Daniels, Heather Belnap Jensen, Laura Lawrence, and Michaelann Gardner will all join the Board. Peter Ashcroft, Philip Carlson, and Soren Simonsen will retain their seats on the Board. In accordance with the…

Air Pollution Case Study: Utah’s Wasatch Front

November 11th, 2013 by Laura

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…

The Elections for LDSES Board of Directors Has Begun!

November 9th, 2013 by Sprout

We have officially begun our elections for the Board of Directors. The election will run from Saturday, November 9 through Saturday, November 16 and will be conducted on Survey Monkey. If you are a registered member of our organization, you should have received an email earlier today inviting you to cast your vote. If you…

Earth Steward of the Year Award

October 29th, 2013 by ReaderRachel

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.