Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

A Zero Waste(ish) Christmas

November 28th, 2016 by Guest

We’re happy to welcome back Joanna Bjerga, a member of LDS Earth Stewardship from Norway. She has written for us before, and she blogs at jojobjerga.com. On the heels of Black Friday and just in time for Cyber Monday and the rest, she shares ideas on how to consume less this Christmas. Just after Christmas of 2014, I…

Final Sandy Beach Cleanup Report for 2016

November 12th, 2016 by PeterA

  [Abridged report from Par Rasmusson.] We completed our third and final Sandy Beach cleanup for the year today, (October 8). We’re pleased to submit our report: We had three Service mornings, on April 23rd, September 10th, and October 8th, 2016. We had Volunteer numbers respectively of 29, 50, and 16, for a total number…

Retreat Signals New Era for LDS Earth Stewardship

August 29th, 2016 by PeterA

Since its founding, LDS Earth Stewardship has grown through word of mouth and social media to the point that we now have more than 500 members in fifteen countries, thirty three states, and the District of Columbia. That’s tremendous progress, but only the tip of the iceberg. That’s only the beginning of the impact that…

Sandy Beach Cleanup (September 10, 2016)

August 19th, 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 invitation for details about the project. LDS Earth Stewardship has committed to three days of cleanup: Saturday, April 23rd 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Read…

Spencer W. Kimball’s Talk on Ecology

July 25th, 2016 by Nathan Waite

Tucked away in the Edward P. Kimball collection at BYU’s Special Collections[1] is a text President Spencer W. Kimball prepared for a speech he gave exactly 42 years ago, on July 24,  1974. The occasion was the World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington, and the theme of the exposition was ecology.   President Kimball started out with an…

The Great Barrier Reef and Hope

June 25th, 2016 by Guest

Paul F. Curtis is an LDS Earth Stewardship member in Leura, New South Wales, Australia. He works in the field of sustainable building technology. The Great Barrier Reef is dying. The Australian government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority reported in May 2016: Above average sea surface temperatures have persisted since February across the entire Great…

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, at the 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…

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…