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.


Food Justice -n – a community’s ownership of  fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally appropriate, and locally grown food.

Adopt-A-Farmbox is a solution-based initiative. Our goal is to empower people through food. We use farm boxes to create opportunities for people to reconnect with food, particularly people in communities with limited access to fresh foods.  Many communities in New York City are starving for wider and healthier food options beyond the meager selections available at fast-food chains and corner stores that permeate them. A recent study estimates that approximately three million New Yorkers live in neighborhoods with limited access to fresh foods leaving these residents vulnerable to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The best way to help families and communities to break the cycle of diabetes and obesity is to expose them to healthier food options and to engage them in the process from seed to fork. It creates a sense of pride and ownership while de-mystifying the concept of healthy, wholesome food.

Outdoors Alliance for Kids

Ecology Center

  • Weirauch Creamery Farm Visit
    Farmers’ Market vendors Joel and Carleen Weirauch are best known for their small-batch sheep cheese, but their farmstead creamery brings more than cheese to table. With an emphasis on community, humane animal husbandry practices, and sustainable agriculture Weirauch Farm exemplifies… Read more »
  • Top 5 Wins in the Senate Farm Bill
    We previously wrote about the disastrous House version of the 2018 Farm Bill, here, which was passed along party lines earlier last month. Subsequently, the Senate has displayed a refreshing sense of bipartisan value, passing a Farm Bill that benefits… Read more »
  • It’s time to reduce plastics and return to reality-based recycling
    The Ecology Center began one of the nation’s first curbside recycling programs, on the heels of the first Earth Day. As operators of that same recycling program through the decades, we have had a front-row seat to the recycling industry’s… Read more »
  • Top 5 Threats in the House Farm Bill
    The federal Farm Bill is the single biggest food, nutrition, and farming legislation in the country and is passed every five years. It sets the direction for America’s farming and food system, from farming practices to healthy food access. The… Read more »
  • Press Release: Berkeley Legislation Aims to Curb Use of Disposable Foodware
    [Berkeley, CA] The Berkeley City Council will soon consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, the most ambitious and comprehensive piece of municipal legislation in the US aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware.  The “Disposable-Free Dining” ordinance will get… Read more »

David Suzuki Foundation

Cornwall Alliance

  • Scandals and Scott Pruitt
    With EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent resignation, the scandal talk heats up again. According to CNN and the leftist Vox site, Pruitt had engaged in a number of scandalous activities, and even the conservative National Review had demanded Pruitt’s resignation before the publication permitted a guest column by a Pruitt associate that raised questions about […]
  • Brett Kavanaugh—A Strong Choice for the Supreme Court
    Tuesday night President Donald Trump announced that Brett Kavanaugh was his choice for his second appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States of America. This choice was met with wailing and gnashing of teeth by left-leaning pundits and activists claiming this would be the end of a woman’s “choice” to kill her pre-born […]
  • Monsoons Unravelling the Climate-Change Myth, Again!
    Dark clouds, gentle, cool breezes, and signs of life everywhere. The Monsoon has begun in India, giving much-needed respite from summer heat! Images of India in the mainstream media can be misleading. They generally show only our cities. They portray them as overcrowded and unhygienic. But most of India is farms and forests. Nearly half the […]
  • Import Tariffs: Good, Bad, or a Mixed Bag?
    A friend wrote me today asking what I thought about President Donald Trump’s recent steps to impose new or higher tariffs on some imports. He appreciated my response, so I thought readers here might appreciate it as well. The justification of import tariffs as protecting domestic employment is an age-old fallacy rooted in what Frederic […]
  • Cornwall Alliance Statement on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation
    On July 5, President Donald Trump announced the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. The Cornwall Alliance was pleased to support Mr. Pruitt’s nomination in 2017, and we have valued his service to the American people since then. He has brought to the EPA, which in past years frequently overstretched the statutory limits […]
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