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

20 March 2019

Ecology Center

20 March 2019

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    photo by James Callan Halloween and The Day of Dead are holidays celebrated by families and children around the world, but the plastic trash created for the festivities can be totally terrifying. Have no fear, the Ecology Center collaborated with… Read more »

David Suzuki Foundation

20 March 2019

Cornwall Alliance

20 March 2019

  • New Cornwall Alliance Donation Page
    Changing online donation platforms is always a lot of work and prone to technical difficulties early on. But this new platform has perks for us and you! It will provide an easier donor experience, with no passwords necessary! And it will seamlessly interface with our new database, allowing us to save hours of data input […]
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