For Mormons, a perfect lawn is a godly act. But the drought is catching up with them
Heavily subsidized water 'made the desert bloom' but the tradition is now driving Utah dryRead the other stories in our megadrought seriesIn June 2021, Marlene and Emron Esplin stopped watering their front lawn. Given that the Esplins live in Utah, where maintaining lush green turf is often associated with the fulfillment of a biblical prophecy, the decision to let their grass go brown was a radical act."I just felt like it was morally wrong to be watering our yard so much," says Marlene who, along with her husband, is a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/25/mormons-lawns-utah-old-testament-godly-act-megadrought
Zdroj: The Guardian
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