Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Book Review: Think Like a Commoner

December 27th, 2015 by PeterA

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….

Stewardship in Action: Alisse Metge

December 10th, 2015 by Karl

Alisse Metge Conservation Geneticist, Author, Full-time Mother Tell us about your educational and professional background. By the time I was in fifth grade, I knew I wanted to be a biologist. I asked for a microscope for Christmas and spent hours in my bedroom “lab” observing and drawing the microscopic structures of onion cells, honey…

Addressing Climate Change Requires Personal and Collective Action

December 4th, 2015 by Soren

“Traveling to the four corners of the world we encounter all too often a spirit of gloom among the people. Their concerns range from wars, rumors of wars, famine, and inflation to drug addiction, climate changes, pollution, bigness of government, etc. I can understand why those who are without faith in our Lord and Savior…

A Petition to the World’s Leaders

November 16th, 2015 by Brigham Daniels

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?

October 19th, 2015 by Guest

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…

2015 LDS Earth Stewardship Annual Meeting

October 4th, 2015 by PeterA

LDS Earth Stewardship Annual Meeting Saturday, November 7 7:00 PM [NOTE NEW LOCATION] 1655 Pine Lane Provo, Utah 84604 Please join LDS Earth Stewardship on Saturday, November 7 as we gather for our Annual Meeting with distinguished scholar and earth steward Dr. Paul Alan Cox. (A 2013 LDS Earth Stewardship interview with Dr. Cox appeared here.)…

Book Review: This Changes Everything – Capitalism vs. the Climate

October 1st, 2015 by Guest

Naomi Klein is a dedicated anti-corporatist and class warrior. Long before she focused on climate change, she was committed to battling the exploitation that seems to inevitably accompany aggregation of corporate power and wealth. That framing drives her analysis of anthropogenic climate change, embedding this profound environmental issue in an associated social, economic, and humanitarian…

The Sabbath Day and Earth Stewardship

September 22nd, 2015 by Guest

By George Handley. Cross-posted at Home Waters. The LDS Church has recently rolled out new training for members about the central importance of observance of the Sabbath Day and of the sacrament. My thoughts here are inspired by this training, which I find to be wonderfully focused on the fundamental covenant we make at baptism and…

Green Apple Day of Service

September 11th, 2015 by PeterA

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

September 10th, 2015 by PeterA

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…