“Replenish the earth.” Moses 2:28
We are called to be stewards
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- Event|Feb. 10, 2024MESA celebrates another year of impactful environmental stewardship and we are delighted to invite you to a special evening that commemorates our journey. This event is a tribute to our collective efforts and the significant strides the world has made in environmental advocacy. Munch and mingle from 6:00 - 8:30pm and enjoy a short program featuring Dr. Terryl Givens at 7:00. RSVP for this free event.RSVP Here
- Highlight|Dec. 25, 2023Read the MESA Board's Christmas message as we celebrate this season of "rest and renewal". As we get ready to dive into another year of hope and progress in our collective environmental stewardship, we wish you a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.Read Here
- HighlightThe MESA 2023 Symposium, Sacred Landscapes: Exploring the Intersections of Spirituality and Land Stewardship, is now available on our YouTube Channel. Watch this faith-filled symposium as we discuss sacred perspectives on land stewardship and the collective opportunities to shape these values into sound public policy. Watch the full symposium, or enjoy our segmented videos of each of our speakers. Watch Here
- News|Dec. 4, 2023Today, as the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) is convened to address the real and growing risks and threats associated with climate change, the Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance (MESA) thanks Biden Adminstration for finalizing EPA’s Section 111 Methane Rule, announced over the weekend. This is a critical action and solution to address the climate crisis. Learn 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.