Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

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…

Cleaning up the Gulf

July 24th, 2015 by Nathan Waite

This post comes from Andy Carman, a member of LDSES’s Board of Directors. Spring in South Texas gets to be a soggy affair. We get some fierce thunderstorms, and just after Memorial Day we got one—big enough to make national headlines. Every time we get a storm like that, the system of drainages and bayous that…

Your Energy Footprint

July 16th, 2015 by PeterA

Stewardship is not an intellectual exercise. Stewardship entails understanding in concrete terms the implications of our actions, and using our judgement to best manage the resources with which we have been entrusted. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of energy. Energy pervades our lives. Energy is so ubiquitous that we scarcely see…

Our Other New Board Member: Karl Jarvis

June 26th, 2015 by Nathan Waite

We’re pleased to announce the new member of  the LDSES Board of Directors: Karl Jarvis. Here Karl introduces himself. It was worth the wait! It’s silly, really. I’ve been sitting at my computer, trying to start writing this blog entry for way too long now. I have several false starts and loads of pictures I could…

A New Board Member: Darren Hawkins

June 17th, 2015 by Nathan Waite

The LDS Earth Stewardship Board of Directors is excited to introduce two new board members. Here’s an introduction to one of them, Darren Hawkins, in his own words—and pictures! Stay tuned for the other announcement soon. Mountain biking last night, my friend and I rounded a bend in an aspen grove, emerged in a meadow…