Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

LDSES Service project a great success!

April 26th, 2016 by Par Rasmusson

A sincere and huge THANK YOU! to all who helped make our April 23rd, 2016 Saturday’s Service project a resounding success. The rain held off and the Sun stuck its head out during our time at Sandy Beach. There were a total of 29 Volunteers who participated, donating a combined 83 hours and 55 minutes…

Take Time to Share in the Celebration of Earth Day

April 21st, 2016 by Soren

Mormons understand, as much as any enlightened people, the significance of the earth. The earth is God’s creation. The earth contains a web of life, where every living things has a spirit and a divine purpose. The earth, too, has a spirit. It is a living soul. Jesus Christ walked the earth during his mortal…

LDS Earth Stewardship Spring Social – Saturday, May 14

April 20th, 2016 by Soren

Our spring social will be held Saturday, May 14, at 6:00 pm, atthe Parleys First and Sixth Ward meetinghouse. The address is 2350 South 2100 East in Salt Lake City.   Lessons from Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home In June 2015, Pope Francis released his encyclical titled “Laudato Si’:…

Of Lesser Worth

April 17th, 2016 by Guest

Bill Rudy is the recycling coordinator at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  Before arriving at BYU he worked as a park naturalist in Westchester County, New York; as a seasonal park ranger at Great Basin National Park in Nevada; and as a forest stewardship and endangered species specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Bill is a…

Utah Lake Service Project

April 12th, 2016 by PeterA

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 for details. We have committed to three days of cleanup. Saturday, April 23rd 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Saturday, August 13th 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM…

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

March 17th, 2016 by Brigham Daniels

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…

Are You an Environmentalist?

February 24th, 2016 by Guest

Hayden Weaver, native of Irvine, CA, is a law student at BYU. When he has a spare minute, he likes to trail run, read, and spend time with his wife. I recently read a book called Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious by David Dark. The book outlines the value of thinking of religion—as the Latin…

2016 LDS Earth Stewardship Retreat

February 15th, 2016 by PeterA

As announced in our newsletter, members of LDS Earth Stewardship met in Salt Lake City on January 30 to choose officers and make plans for the coming year. Our first order of business was to thank Philip Carlson for his service as our Chair. Philip’s guidance kept us on track in 2015, and we appreciate his good work. Philip is…

Teaching Primary Children to Love the Creation

January 20th, 2016 by Nathan Waite

Not long ago, my daughter came home from Primary and told us she had learned about fish in Sunbeams. I thought that was pretty awesome, but also unexpected, so I did a little looking around online to see if her teachers had gone rogue. They hadn’t. In fact, the Sunbeam manual spends nearly two months on Creation-themed…

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….