Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

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2016 – A Momentous Year

Monday, 27 February, 2017

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…

Final Sandy Beach Cleanup Report for 2016

Saturday, 12 November, 2016

  [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…

Sandy Beach Cleanup (September 10, 2016)

Friday, 19 August, 2016

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…

A Thank You Letter to the First Presidency and Presiding Bishopric of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Thursday, 17 March, 2016

As members and friends of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we recognize the importance of the gospel principle of stewardship of the Earth.  We thank the Church for its teachings and its actions to model this principle.  From the first verse of Genesis to General Conference talks, the Church’s doctrine has consistently…

Book Review: Think Like a Commoner

Sunday, 27 December, 2015

Garret Hardin’s “Tragedy of the Commons” essay made an indelible impression on me when I read it many years ago. The idea that selfish individuals would inevitably abuse a resource to destruction, (and to society’s detriment), embedded itself deeply in my psyche, dimming whatever hopes I had that humanity might naturally be inclined to stewardship….

A Petition to the World’s Leaders

Monday, 16 November, 2015

The following is a petition written by BYU students—endorsed and hosted by LDS Earth Stewardship: An open letter to the delegates of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21/11) to be held in Paris, 30 November-11 December As concerned members and friends of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we raise…

Is My Culture a Monoculture?

Monday, 19 October, 2015

Today’s post is by Cindy Bluemel, who lives in Lyle, Washington, a little town right along the Columbia River. The mother of three married children and ten grandchildren, she likes to compost, recycle, design energy-efficient homes, and watch HGTV for the house-flipping shows.  She also has a knack for coming up with recipes. Seven years…

Green Apple Day of Service

Friday, 11 September, 2015

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council is working to make sure every student has an opportunity to attend a school that is healthy, sustainable, and not overcrowded. Better schools create better learning environments and places to practice environmental stewardship and conservation. LDS Earth Stewardship is partnering with the U.S. Green Building Council on…

Rock Canyon Botany Hike

Thursday, 10 September, 2015

We had a great turnout for this year’s Annual LDS Earth Stewardship Botany Hike. We saw some familiar faces as well as many new people. We even ran into Ginger Wooley, head of the Rock Canyon Preservation Alliance which has been working for decades to protect Rock Canyon from development.  Dr. Clint Whipple led the…

Small Things

Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

The following is a guest post by Tori Christensen:   “Give,” said the little stream As it hurried down the hill; “I’m small, I know, but wherever I go The fields grow greener still.” — Fanny J. Crosby “ ‘Give,’ said the Little Stream”   I think of this song often in my little efforts…