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.

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Ecology Center

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  • No Time to Despair. Let’s Get Busy Creating the Future!
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  • Holiday Schedule for Our Programs
    Happy holidays to our friends and community! Some of our programs will have a little break as we head into 2017. Please see below for holiday schedules for all of our programs. Berkeley Curbside Recycling: Crew will run their usual… Read more »

David Suzuki Foundation

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  • Barack Obama, Climate-Optimist-in-Chief
    The most exhilarating aspect of Barack Obama's recent article in the prestigious journal Science, "The irreversible momentum of clean energy", is the deep optimism it embodies. Published on January 9 -- just a week-and-a-half before the end of his presidency -- it provides consoling words to a world greatly in need of consolation.

Cornwall Alliance

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  • EPW Chairman Introduces Cornwall Letter Supporting Pruitt EPA Nomination into Hearing Record
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  • Trump’s NOAA Administrator Must Address the Temperature Record Controversy
    An article appeared in the Washington Post yesterday entitled, “Who Will Lead NOAA Under President Trump?“. Written by the Capitol Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow, it lists three top contenders: Scott Rayder, senior adviser for development and partnerships at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Barry Myers, chief executive of AccuWeather in State College, Pa. Jonathan […]
  • Scientists, Economists, Ethicists, other Scholars Support EPA Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt
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  • The Food Morality Movement & Health
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