Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Steward of the Year Award 2014

November 15th, 2014 by Josh F

LDS Earth Stewardship is an organization dedicated to educating both members and non-members of the LDS Church about doctrine concerning responsible stewardship of the earth. As such, the organization encourages individuals and communities to contribute to conservation efforts and commit to greener living. Once a year, the LDS Earth Stewardship Board of Directors requests nominations for…

Home Sweet Home

November 6th, 2014 by Josh F

In the oft-repeated words of L. Frank Baum, “There is no place like home.” The concept of “home” is familiar to all members of the human family, wherever they decide to settle down. Not only do we seek a home as a form of shelter, privacy, and refuge from the elements, we also consider home…

The Culture of Permaculture

October 23rd, 2014 by Josh F

How much do you really prioritize your health? What happens when you’re faced with an illness that doctors can’t treat? Do you resign yourself to the inevitable, or do you work and hope for what may be an exercise in futility? These were questions that Colleen Dick, a mother, wife, and resident of Alpine, UT,…

2014 Steward of the Year Nominations

October 16th, 2014 by Josh F

One of the best ways to learn about earth stewardship is getting to know the people who take seriously their responsibility of being stewards of the earth. We know that there are many of you who are doing wonderful and exemplary things in your homes, neighborhoods, and communities . . . so tell us who…

2014 LDS Earth Stewardship Annual Meeting

October 13th, 2014 by PeterA

“We should care for the Earth and preserve it for future generations.” – Elder Russell M. Nelson Members of LDS Earth Stewardship and guests were privileged to gather on November 1 at Architectural Nexus in Salt Lake City for an evening of fellowship, thought-provoking conversation, and delicious food. The speakers at our Fall Meeting were Nancy…

Reaping What You Sow

October 6th, 2014 by Josh F

Science, technology, myth and folklore, holidays, food, society, even our sense of time . . . life as we know it. These things are seemingly separate and distinct, but there exists a commonality between them, a common denominator for everything we know. In our modern hustle and bustle, it seems that we forget that the…

Book Review: The Sixth Extinction

September 29th, 2014 by PeterA

This may be the most important book you read all year. The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert, provides a 500 million year context for what is coming to be called the Anthropocene geological era, an era marked by changes so momentous as to be nearly unprecedented in the earth’s history. Ponder that last sentence for a moment. In the…

Here Comes the Sun

September 18th, 2014 by Josh F

When it comes to earth stewardship, there always seems to be a huge motivation gap between action and inaction. Simply believing in the benefit of protecting the earth will not be enough to tackle the growing dilemma that faces future generations; that much is clear. But the step from word to deed often becomes a…

Sugarless Candy

September 1st, 2014 by Dave Wallace

I gazed contently over the field containing the fruits of my labors.  After years of having my hands in the soil and late nights experimenting in the garage, I finally developed a product that would save the world- a plant that produced sugarless candy.  Obesity would be gone.  Dental decay would be a thing of…

Stewardship in Action: Ralf Grünke

August 17th, 2014 by Karl

Ralf Grünke Public relations professional, green city councilor Tell us a bit about your personal background. Some may think my life is full of paradox, but it mostly makes sense to me. I come from a strong Lutheran background, but I’m a practicing Mormon. I was raised within the borders of beer-loving Bavaria, but had…