Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

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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…

Low Risk Political Cover for a Religion

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015

In a recent LDS Earth Stewardship (LDSES) survey, 93% of respondents indicated that the most important LDSES program was working with the LDS Church to promote and encourage stewardship. Can LDSES efforts be effective and are they worth it? We recently learned that the Pope is set to issue the first-ever comprehensive Vatican teachings on the…

Eternal Suffering

Thursday, 5 February, 2015

  In this short essay I want to ask: Is our destiny suffering? In other words, is suffering a celestial activity? And in asking these questions, I hope to shed light on our stewardship. Reading Job and thinking about the nature of suffering, especially in a discussion informed by theodicy, or the question of how…

Five Things We Learned from Our Recent Survey

Thursday, 29 January, 2015

The survey results are in. Forty-three individuals responded to the survey questions and over forty additional comments and observations were sent in.  Surveys came in from as far away as Australia and Germany.   Five concepts came out of the survey that could improve LDSES and assist members in their personal growth and community efforts toward stewardship:…

We Need Your Input! Take Our Survey!

Wednesday, 14 January, 2015

You still have time to take our LDS Earth Stewardship Survey.  Your feedback and suggestions help in determining how effective we can be in promoting stewardship and how best we can serve our members and friends.  The survey results will be on the agenda of the Board’s Annual Retreat to be held January 24, 2015 in Provo, Utah.  We would like…

Membership Survey Now Available

Monday, 5 January, 2015

Is your membership in LDS Earth Stewardship meeting your needs? Have the activities and strategies of LDSES helped you meet your own stewardship goals? Have you grown from your participation in, and utilization of, the resources provided by LDSES?  What more can be done? What motivates you as a volunteer? If you have not joined, then…

Elections for LDSES Board of Directors This Week!

Sunday, 7 December, 2014

On Monday, December 8, the elections for LDSES Board of Directors will commence. The election will end on Monday, December 15. All officially registered members of LDS Earth Stewardship will be invited to participate in the election. If you are a registered member of our organization, you should receive an email earlier tomorrow inviting you to cast…

Sugarless Candy

Monday, 1 September, 2014

I gazed contently over the field containing the fruits of my labors.  After years of having my hands in the soil and late nights experimenting in the garage, I finally developed a product that would save the world- a plant that produced sugarless candy.  Obesity would be gone.  Dental decay would be a thing of…