Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

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

June 30th, 2017 by PeterA

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)

May 7th, 2017 by PeterA

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

April 16th, 2017 by PeterA

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

February 27th, 2017 by PeterA

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…

A Zero Waste(ish) Christmas

November 28th, 2016 by Guest

We’re happy to welcome back Joanna Bjerga, a member of LDS Earth Stewardship from Norway. She has written for us before, and she blogs at jojobjerga.com. On the heels of Black Friday and just in time for Cyber Monday and the rest, she shares ideas on how to consume less this Christmas. Just after Christmas of 2014, I…

Final Sandy Beach Cleanup Report for 2016

November 12th, 2016 by PeterA

  [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…

Retreat Signals New Era for LDS Earth Stewardship

August 29th, 2016 by PeterA

Since its founding, LDS Earth Stewardship has grown through word of mouth and social media to the point that we now have more than 500 members in fifteen countries, thirty three states, and the District of Columbia. That’s tremendous progress, but only the tip of the iceberg. That’s only the beginning of the impact that…

Sandy Beach Cleanup (September 10, 2016)

August 19th, 2016 by PeterA

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…

Spencer W. Kimball’s Talk on Ecology

July 25th, 2016 by Nathan Waite

Tucked away in the Edward P. Kimball collection at BYU’s Special Collections[1] is a text President Spencer W. Kimball prepared for a speech he gave exactly 42 years ago, on July 24,  1974. The occasion was the World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington, and the theme of the exposition was ecology.   President Kimball started out with an…

The Great Barrier Reef and Hope

June 25th, 2016 by Guest

Paul F. Curtis is an LDS Earth Stewardship member in Leura, New South Wales, Australia. He works in the field of sustainable building technology. The Great Barrier Reef is dying. The Australian government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority reported in May 2016: Above average sea surface temperatures have persisted since February across the entire Great…