“Replenish the earth.” Moses 2:28
We are called to be stewards
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- Event|Nov. 28, 2023Every form of support is meaningful. Whether you choose to donate funds or give your time by participating in our initiatives, your contribution is vital. Your involvement directly impacts our efforts in areas like public lands preservation, sustainable community development, and environmental education. If you’re able to, please consider a donation today to help us continue our vital work. If you prefer to contribute in other ways, we welcome your participation in our upcoming events and campaigns. Every action, big or small, propels us forward. Donate today.Donate Here
- Event|Dec. 2, 2023Get ready to delve into the heart of stewardship! Register for an enlightening event organized by our friends at Latter-day Saint Earth Stewardship at 4pm on December 2nd. Embrace the opportunity to learn, engage, and be inspired by a community passionate about nurturing and safeguarding our planet. All are welcome! Save the date, mark your calendars, and make sure to invite friends and family.RSVP Here
- Highlight|Nov. 9, 2023The Seminario SUD Americano 2023 in Florianópolis, Brazil included notable participants, namely, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Presiding Bishop Gerald Caussé, and church sustainability manager, Jenica Sedwick. Learn more about their inspiring messages and calls for environmental stewardship. Read More
- Highlight|Oct. 11, 2023According to a recent Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll, 42% of Utahns support maintaining the current size of Bears Ears National Monument, which spans approximately 1.3 million acres. Despite some politicians' opposition, polls suggest considerable local support for the monument, though opinions differ based on party affiliation and geographical location.Read More
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Answering the call to be good stewards of Earth and all Creation by building a faith-based movement of environmental stewardship and conservation action.
Who We are
We are a community of Latter-day Saints, friends and supporters, who find faith-affirming work in caring and advocating for God’s Creation, and contributing as wise stewards of the earth to further His eternal purposes and instruction to care for all living things.
What We Do
Our faith leaders counsel us to do good. Joseph Smith said, “I teach them correct principles, and they govern themselves.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, (2011), 281–91). President Gordon B. Hinckley admonished us to, “…stand strong, even to become a leader in speaking up in behalf of those causes which make our civilization shine and which give comfort and peace to our lives. You can be a leader. You must be a leader, as a member of this Church, in those causes for which this Church stands”
The environmental challenges we face locally and globally are growing in both intensity and impact. There is great power in what we do individually, and in our families, neighborhoods and wards. But societies and systems must also be aligned to facilitate individual choices and better collective outcomes. Based on the doctrines that we find in scripture, and statements of past and present Church leaders, MESA is directing our efforts toward ten key environmental stewardship and conservation opportunities, challenges and threats that we find closely aligned with our beliefs and values.
The growing climate crisis disproportionately impacts the poor, whom we are commanded to care for and serve.
There is nothing more fundamental to life than the air we breathe, and we must keep this most precious resource clean and pure to sustain life.
Disaster Recovery & Resiliency
While Church humanitarian aid helps those impacted by natural disasters, we can help mitigate human caused environmental catastrophes.
Farm Preservation & Food Security
The Word of Wisdom directs us to consume fresh, healthy food, which is unattainable in many parts of the world.
Christ says all are alike unto Him, yet the environmental degradation and impacts of societies largely harm the poor and disenfranchised.
Public Lands Preservation & Conservation
The beauty of the earth inspires us, and some special and sacred places are worthy of preservation and protection.
Sustainable Community Development & Beautification
The pioneer history of the Church is filled with city building endeavors, which we can continue today.
Recycling, Waste & Litter Reduction
Greed and consumerism drive our enormous waste streams, which often make the earth ugly and offend God.
Water Quality & Conservation
Water is essential to life, and also carries deep spiritual symbolism. We must use it wisely and keep it pure.
Wildlife & Habitat Preservation
Every life has a spirit and is precious to God, and we are accountable for how we treat the animals that share our earth.