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Archive for February, 2013

Green Art Installations: Running the Numbers

Wednesday, 27 February, 2013

Lately I’ve been quite fascinated with the power of visuals (art) and narratives (stories) as a way to “prick our hearts” (Acts 2:37), a way to wake us up and realize that something about our behavior needs to change. The installation I’d like to talk about today is a great example of artwork that does…

Stewardship and Citizenship at the City Level: Part II

Sunday, 24 February, 2013

It is easy, and understandable, to get cynical about politics. There are those who choose not to vote out of a sense of frustration because they sense that a vote makes little difference. I think this is a poor excuse, and I would go so far to say that it is unconscionable as inheritors of…

Without a Car

Friday, 22 February, 2013

It’s been a week and a half since we’ve driven our car. We’ve been able to do everything we normally do. I even figured out how to load my 13-year old’s bike into the bike trailer so that when I pick him up from his voice lessons, we can ride our bikes the 3 miles…

Citizenship and the Environment: An LDS Primer

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013

Before moving on to a discussion of state and national level involvement, I wanted to pause and consider the broader principles of citizenship, specifically as they pertain to people of faith concerned with the environment. Consider this a prequel to my previous post. A little known passage in the Aims of a BYU education deserves our attention….

Stewardship and Citizenship at the City Level

Friday, 8 February, 2013

I would like to offer a few posts that explore ways of getting involved in the political process, from an LDS perspective and particularly in relationship to the environment. I want to start at the city level, which is a good place for anyone to start, especially if you are new to political involvement. My perspective…

Green Art Installations: Patterned by Nature

Thursday, 7 February, 2013

Although I’m not an artist myself, for many years I’ve been fascinated with the potential of art installations to change people’s perceptions of the world. As you might expect, I’m especially intrigued by environmental art installations. Some of them are awe-inspiring and beautiful. Some of are didactic and thought-provoking. Some are funny and surprising. Many…

LDS Earth Stewardship in February

Friday, 1 February, 2013

Our calendar of themes and activities for the next few months will be ready soon. In the meantime, a new month has begun. We at LDS Earth Stewardship would like to host a physical get together each month. We’re thinking about things like lectures, service projects, nature hikes, and visits to the capitol. But we…