LDS Earth Stewardship welcomes Sharon Eubank and launches gratitude campaign

LDS Earth Stewardship (LDSES) welcomes Sharon Eubank, director of Latter-day Saint Charities, as the keynote speaker at the annual LDSES Fall Forum pn Thursday, Oct 10, at 7 pm at White Memorial Chapel in Salt Lake City.

Eubank will discuss how the environment affects the poor and vulnerable and share her firsthand knowledge of what people throughout the world are facing by way of pollution, displacement, and poverty.

“We are so honored to have Sister Eubank talk with us,” said George Handley, LDSES trustee and professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities at Brigham Young University. “Her love and compassion can serve as an example to us for what we can do to help serve our neighbors.”

At the Fall Forum, LDSES is also launching the “Duty, Love, and Stewardship” campaign, asking Utahns to sign their names online in praise and support for the growing number of earth stewardship efforts undertaken by Saints throughout the world. People can add their name at People can also share the campaign by using the hashtag #DutyLoveAndStewardship.

“We hope people learn about the campaign and are excited to sign their names in praise of all that’s being done to honor the Creator through earth stewardship,” said Handley. “This is a simple way to say thank you to our leaders and fellow Church members, and to inspire more stewardship.”

The Love, Duty and Stewardship Campaign showcases an infographic celebrating key earth stewardship acts led by Latter-day Saints in the last 10 years. Highlights include powerful guidance from leaders, including President Nelson’s conference talk titled “The Creation,” in 2000, and “The

Moral Imperative of Environmental Stewardship” by Elder Steven E. Snow in 2018. The leadership of young Saints is also highlighted, such as Clayton Kearl’s massive trash clean-up effort in Peru, which reached 93,000 social media followers, and green projects by BYU students, such as clean

energy solutions for communities in Mongolia.

“If you look back over just the last decade, more and more Church members are connecting the dots between our doctrine and earth stewardship,” notes Rebecca Bateman, LDSES Executive Director. “We are seeing a groundswell of Latter-day Saints connecting with gospel-centered earth

stewardship and doing meaningful acts of service.”

Capacity is limited for the LDSES Fall Forum on Thursday, and seating will be offered on a first come first serve basis. After the event, LDSES will also provide a transcript of Eubank’s words on its web site.

About LDS Earth Stewardship: LDS Earth Stewardship is a nonprofit organization devoted to honoring the Creator by living and testifying of LDS principles of earth stewardship. Specific goals include:

–Increasing public awareness and understanding of principles of earth stewardship based on the doctrines, publications, teachings, and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

–Publicizing, celebrating, and promoting exemplary earth stewardship initiatives of the church

–Partnering constructively with the church and other organizations

–Promoting an understanding and practice of earth stewardship

–Providing a supportive community, social, and fellowship opportunities for members of the church and the larger community