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.

WHAT

Farmbox: -n- a plot of soil enclosed by 100% recycled wood used for the purpose of growing food.

The Adopt-A-Farmbox initiative is a program that builds and donates farm boxes made from 100 % recycled materials to local schools and community institutions for the purpose of growing fruits. This is a call to reconnect with food; to create, to prosper, and to flourish through sustainable agriculture.

Outdoors Alliance for Kids

Ecology Center

David Suzuki Foundation

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    VANCOUVER -- B.C.'s cancellation of the grizzly bear trophy hunt is a good step but a loophole that allows hunting the bears for meat is cause for concern, according to...
  • We only have one Earth, and we're overshooting its capacity
    August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day. Unlike Earth Day or Canada Day, it's not a time to celebrate. As the Earth Overshoot Day website explains, it marks the time when "we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year." That is the definition of unsustainable and means we're using up the biological capital that should be our children's legacy. We would require 1.7 Earths to meet our current annual demands sustainably.
  • An inconvenient letter to the editor
    Now that you've seen the film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, send a letter to the editor sharing a few words about the film's impact on you.

Cornwall Alliance

  • Got Some Expertise on Climate Change? Here’s Your Chance to Bring some Balance
    The U.S. Global Change Research Program is calling for nominations of review editors for the fourth edition of the National Climate Assessment. Qualified scientists, economists, and other experts who aren’t committed to global warming alarmism (a view pushed by past editions, as illustrated by the screen shot of the USGCRP’s NCA web page above—because everybody knows that […]
  • What Happens to Water Quality When Communities Get Poorer?
    Nearly universal access to safe drinking water is one of the great miracles of modern society. Americans have taken it for granted for over half a century, though mostly unjustified fears of municipal water supplies have led to increased resort to much more expensive and usually no safer bottled water. The growth of environmentalism has […]
  • Should America Subsidize the Coal Industry?
    For the record: The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation opposes all subsidies—corporate and individual, at federal, state, and local levels, regardless of their rationale. Not even national security justifies subsidies. If the nation needs bombers or computers or fuel for its security, let it buy them, plain and simple. But let it not […]
  • Did We Run Out of Planet Last Week?
    Today, 2nd August, we have collectively consumed all of the planet’s renewable resources. So said Nicolas Hulot, France’s Minister of State for Ecological Transition, in a YouTube video published August 2 by Transition ecologique et solidaire. Sometimes people we assume are intelligent say things that are so blindingly obviously stupid we can’t persuade ourselves to treat […]
  • Why Should America Expand its Nuclear Energy Sector?
    I’ve long thought the primary obstacle to the great expansion of nuclear power’s contribution to America’s energy needs is excessive regulation imposing safety standards that go far beyond what’s necessary and thus pushing costs prohibitively high. I still think so, and one of the challenges Republicans in Congress should take on is revising bringing those […]
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