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For the second time in five days, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave an address on the importance of caring for the earth.

On Saturday evening, October 1, 2022, Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé spoke in the Church’s general conference about environmental stewardship. And on Wednesday morning, October 5, 2022, Bishop L. Todd Budge, Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, spoke on this topic in the opening session of Utah Valley University’s “Why It Matters” conference. The three-day conference is discussing 17 United Nations sustainable development goals designed to help people create a longer-lasting world.

Bishop Budge’s topic was “The Divine Gift of Creation: Our Sacred Duty to Care for the Earth.”

“When it comes to taking care of the earth, we cannot afford to think only of today,” Bishop Budge said. “The consequences of our actions, for better or worse, accumulate into the future and are sometimes felt only generations later. Stewardship requires feet and hands at work in the present with a gaze fixed on the future.”

Bishop Budge highlighted six ways the Church of Jesus Christ is reducing its own environmental footprint.

Agricultural Land Management

The Church uses sustainable farming and ranching practices, such as cover crops, crop rotation, no-till farming, grazing management and other greenhouse gas capture methods, such as feed additives. The Church also encourages its membership to grow gardens.

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