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

  • Walking the talk: Putting the sun to work on Canada's Prairies
    Sun shines on the Prairie provinces more often than anywhere else in Canada. That's what inspired retired University of Saskatchewan professor Lynn Oliphant to start taking advantage of this untapped resource.
  • Five electric car FAQs
    Electric cars start at around $16,000 with a 110-kilometre range. EV owners report they're fun to drive, quiet, and charged and ready to go in as little as six minutes.
  • We can learn so much from nature
    By learning how nature works and how to work within it, we can overcome many problems we've created by trying to jam our technologies on top of natural systems. Fossil fuels were formed when plants absorbed and converted sunlight through photosynthesis hundreds of millions of years ago, then retained that energy when they died, decayed and became compacted and buried deep in the Earth, along with the animals that ate them. Rapidly burning limited supplies of them is absurd, especially when they can be useful for so many other known and possibly yet undiscovered purposes.
  • World-class seabird habitat deserves world-class protection
    Tell the federal government to strengthen proposed protections for the marine area surrounding the Scott Islands.
  • It's time to heed warnings about humanity's collision course
    The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we've known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we're seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

Cornwall Alliance

  • EPW Chairman Introduces Cornwall Letter Supporting Pruitt EPA Nomination into Hearing Record
    As I write, the Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee is in lunch recess. Shortly before recess, committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the Cornwall Alliance’s open letter supporting Pruitt into the record: I’d like to submit to the record as well, having heard that […]
  • Trump’s NOAA Administrator Must Address the Temperature Record Controversy
    An article appeared in the Washington Post yesterday entitled, “Who Will Lead NOAA Under President Trump?“. Written by the Capitol Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow, it lists three top contenders: Scott Rayder, senior adviser for development and partnerships at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Barry Myers, chief executive of AccuWeather in State College, Pa. Jonathan […]
  • Scientists, Economists, Ethicists, other Scholars Support EPA Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt
    Burke, VA, January 16, 2017—The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation today released an Open Letter to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee supporting the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017. “Some environmental activists […]
  • The Food Morality Movement & Health
    It is truly a strange occurrence to see how a vocal portion of our culture is more concerned about “what you eat than who you have sex with.” I forgot where I saw that statement, but it isn’t too much of an overstatement. How often have you reached for this or that food and been […]
  • Tillerson Gets It: Nothing Lifts People Out of Poverty Quicker than Electricity
    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, nominated by President-elect Donald J. Trump to become Secretary of State, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday, January 11, said clearly, concisely, and powerfully something that’s been a key part of the Cornwall Alliance’s message for years: Nothing lifts people out of poverty quicker than electricity. […]
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