This site offers all persons the opportunity to learn about the work of the Earth Stewardship Team. We invite you to join the Earth Stewardship Network of nearly 200 people who have an interest in environmental and development issues. We encourage you to express your suggestions and comments regarding how the committee may network and share resources with others.
The Earth Stewardship Committee (now known as the Earth Stewardship Team) was formed in response to the 1990 World Conference Action (WCR 1224) that called for a standing committee "to consider issues of environment and development and to give guidance to the church." It represents nearly 250,000 members in 41 nations a standing committee of the World Conference, an international legislative assembly of elected delegates which meets every two years. Members of the Earth Stewardship Team are appointed for two-year terms by the First Presidency of the Church.
The Earth Stewardship Team, as a standing committee of the church, holds as its primary concern the identification and promotion of human accountability and responsible behavior toward the earth and its resources in individual, church and community life.
The team recognizes the need to foster greater sensitivity toward God’s earth through a deeper understanding of human interrelatedness to, and dependence on, the earth. The team will promote changes that result in a sustainable environment. The team will help the church become more aware of the issues related to the environmental crises facing our world, and will recommend environmentally sound policies and procedures.
Doctrine and Covenants 150:7
"The land is being desecrated by the thoughtless waste of vital resources. You must obey my commandments and be in the forefront of those who would mediate this needless destruction while there is yet day."
For further information about the Earth Stewardship Team, contact:
Earth Stewardship Team
c/o The First Presidency OR email us!
1001 W. Walnut
Independence, MO 64050-3562