LIVING GREEN IN A RED STATE Environmentalist discourse should be raised from a political red/blue issue to a higher level, moral issue. Recent Republican leadership shows some softening of the politics surrounding care for our environment, but how do we turn the grass-roots green? What have LDS leaders past and present said about using and protecting God’s creations, and how has that shaped Mormon thought and action? Should Mormons, with our unique claim to modern revelation and an enhanced understanding of scripture, be more environmentally conscious? As stewards of the earth, what can we do to show respect and gratitude for all of creation and to preserve our natural resources for our children, and how can we make our communities more environmentally aware?
LAURA COMPTON and RACHEL LAURITZEN