Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

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…

God’s Grace (and Peaches Again)

August 28th, 2015 by Nathan Waite

Dave Dixon’s recent post got me thinking about peaches. I live in northern Utah, and we have two peach trees in the backyard, planted soon after we moved into our house eight years ago. Those Elbertas are about the most delicious fruit I’ve ever tasted, and the anticipation of the peaches coming on brings a…

The Seer Stone and Finding God in Nature

August 24th, 2015 by Guest

Editor’s Note: This post comes from Dave Dixon of the non-profit group No Poor Among Them. As many of us know, the Bloggernacle has been abuzz the last two weeks about the seer stone. This shiny, egg-shaped stone, brown with streaks of white, was used by Joseph Smith to produce the Book of Mormon. According…

Peach Trees and Exaltation

August 17th, 2015 by Guest

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by Dave Dixon, co-founder of No Poor Among Them, a non-profit organization that approaches the issue of poverty from a gospel-centered perspective. Dave and his family like in South Dakota, where he works as a GIS analyst.   Last weekend, I went with my family to a peach festival in…

Earth Stewardship in Norway, Part 2: Sustainability

August 14th, 2015 by Guest

Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of Joanna Bjerga’s guest post, providing an international perspective for our blog. Part 1 is here.   The sustainable development approach is three pronged: Environmental, Economic, and Societal. Environmental: Greenhouse gas emission create global warming and other environmental issues. Most of today’s emissions are from the wealthy countries of…

Earth Stewardship in Norway, Part 1: All His

August 12th, 2015 by Guest

Editor’s Note: When we asked for ideas for the blog on Facebook, Joanna Bjerga reminded us that “not all of us are in the US” and asked if there could be an international perspective. So we naturally asked her to write something. And she graciously agreed! Here’s the first of two posts from Joanna, an…

Bike Racks at Church

July 29th, 2015 by Nathan Waite

Today’s post comes from Heather Moore-Farley of Oakland, California. It was three years ago that we went car-free. Our car broke down on the way back from a family reunion, and we decided to try a month without a car before buying a new one. That one month experiment turned into two months, then “Let’s wait…