Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Category “Stewardship in Action”

Stewardship in Action: Ralf Grünke

Sunday, 17 August, 2014

Ralf Grünke Public relations professional, green city councilor Tell us a bit about your personal background. Some may think my life is full of paradox, but it mostly makes sense to me. I come from a strong Lutheran background, but I’m a practicing Mormon. I was raised within the borders of beer-loving Bavaria, but had…

Using a Forest to Build a Bridge

Monday, 30 June, 2014

The terms are “building bridges” and “bridging the gap”.  You hear the terms quite often in attempting to find common ground among groups with diverse viewpoints. Just what constitutes a “gap”?  Can all “gaps” be closed and if a gap is successfully closed, should the “gap” meet in the middle? In the environmental world there…

For the Beauty of the Earth

Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

Despite the scriptures and heritage of the restored gospel, Mormons are not generally considered by themselves or others to be environmentalists. Part of this has to do with American politics and the unfortunate association of environmental concerns with liberal politics. I would prefer to think that conservatives can value conservation, that prudent use and preservation…

Stewardship in Action: George Handley

Wednesday, 14 May, 2014

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

Tuesday, 29 April, 2014

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

Monday, 28 April, 2014

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…

LDS ES, Politics, and You

Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

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

Stewardship in Action: Paul Alan Cox

Monday, 30 December, 2013

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,…

Earth Steward of the Year Award

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013

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.

Call for Nominations

Tuesday, 8 October, 2013

One of the best ways to learn about earth stewardship is getting to know the people who take seriously their responsibility of being stewards of the earth. Karl Jarvis has been doing an excellent series of interviews highlighting different stewards in action. But we know that there are many, many more of you who are…