Mormon Newsroom recently published this article sharing how we can help care for God's creations. As President Russell M. Nelson taught, “We should care for the earth, be wise stewards over it, and preserve it for future generations. And we are to love and care for one another.”
Our Heavenly Father created the earth as a home for His children to learn and progress—He provided crisp air, rolling waters, and fertile fields; He wrought panoramas of breathtaking peaks and verdant valleys; He painted striking scenes that evoke awe and humility.
His creation, however, is more than a pristine picture; it’s an abundant world full of life-sustaining soil, seasons, and resources that provide for diverse plant and animal life. Recalling his own bucolic upbringing, a former president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Spencer W. Kimball, declared: “This is a marvelous earth on which we find ourselves.”[i] In God’s grand plan, the earth serves as a sacred space for mortal life; it’s a matchless gift from a loving Heavenly Father. And yet, too often human action toward the earth mirrors that of a profligate rather than a thankful beneficiary.
Latter-day Saint teachings are unequivocal—we all have a responsibility to care for God’s majestic creation and to use its resources “with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion” (D&C 59:20).