Environmental stewardship.

Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. Aldo Leopold (1887–1949) championed environmental stewardship based on a land ethic "dealing with man's relation to land and to the animals and plants which grow upon it.

Different types of environmental stewards

There are 3 types of environmental stewards: doers, donors, and practitioners. Doers go out and help the cause by taking action. For example, the doers in an oil spill would be the volunteers that go along the beach and help clean up the oil from the beaches. A donor is the person that financially helps the cause. They can do anything from donating their money, to having galas or other fundraisers. They are typically governmental agencies. Lastly there are practitioners. They work on a day-to-day basis to steer governmental agencies, scientists, stakeholder groups, or any other group toward a stewardship outcome. Together these 3 groups make up environmental stewards and with the help keep the ecosystem running healthily. Anybody can be an environmental steward by being aware and knowledgeable of the world around them and making sure they do as little as possible to negatively impact our world. Without these groups it would be hard to get any sort of sustainability in our increasingly technology, pollution, industrial based world.

Outdoors Alliance for Kids

Ecology Center

David Suzuki Foundation

  • National climate strategy is a positive step, but more is needed
    Vancouver/Montreal/Toronto -- The David Suzuki Foundation welcomes the pan-Canadian climate action plan released at today's First Ministers' meeting, but notes that more will be needed to put us on track...
  • Indigenous people hold the key to caribou survival
    Policy-makers have ignored the wealth of knowledge that Indigenous peoples hold about caribou and ecosystems for too long. It's time for Indigenous peoples to share their stories of the land at decision-making tables and to play a leadership role in planning and implementing caribou habitat restoration efforts and other land- and water-management issues, with adequate resources to support them. That would be a big "win" all around -- for the caribou, for Indigenous communities, for reconciliation efforts and for all of us who depend on nature for our well-being and survival.
  • Five tips for getting your letter to the editor published
    One of the best ways to tell government to protect the environment is writing a letter to the editor. The letters page is one of the most popular parts of...
  • World leaders in Mexico to protect biodiversity. What will Canada have to say?
    By Jay Ritchlin "We're back." Just over a year ago, freshly elected Justin Trudeau jubilantly broadcast his intention to revive Canada's reputation as a progressive, co-operative and inclusive nation to...
  • Monarch butterfly year in review: #2016sucks
    This has been a rough year. We lost pop culture icons Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Prince and Muhammad Ali. And, according to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, monarch butterflies may not be far behind.

Cornwall Alliance

  • Evangelicals, Katherine Hayhoe, and Climate Change
    Dr. Katherine Hayhoe is an evangelical scientist who desires the wellbeing of human society. She crunches data and helps people quantify the impacts of climate change. Sadly, her communication to the church has been anything but helpful. Dr. Hayhoe says, “The data tells us the planet is warming; the science is clear that humans are […]
  • Pope Francis and Climate Politics
    Reuters reports, “Pope Francis urged national leaders on Monday to implement global environmental agreements without delay, a message that looked to be squarely aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. “Addressing a group of scientists that included theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the pope gave his strongest speech on the environment since the election of Trump, who […]
  • Yes, Climate Change is Real–and Skepticism about its Magnitude is Good Science
    In “Meteorologist Tells Christians: Climate Change Is Real,” Opposing Views columnist Michael Allen misrepresents The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, of which I’m founder and national spokesman. He writes that we have “encouraged evangelical leaders to deny man-made climate change” and co-sponsored a “climate change denial conference.” On the contrary, our “Open Letter […]
  • Who Does John Tierney Think He Is to Challenge Chris Mooney about “Science Denial”?
    Leftwing environmentalist Washington Post columnist Chris Mooney has made something of a cottage industry out of lampooning what he considers conservatives’ “science denial” in four books. Count ’em: The Republican War on Science, 2005 Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming, 2007 Unscientific America—How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, 2009 (with Sheril Kirshenbaum, […]
  • Global Warming Hysteria’s Long Goodbye
    The twenty-second session of the United Nation’s climate change conference ended a few days ago in Marrakech, Morocco, and the proclamation went forth that the conference “successfully demonstrated to the world that the implementation of the Paris Agreement is underway and the constructive spirit of multilateral cooperation on climate change continues.” All “well and good,” […]
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