The Church teaches that God created the Earth and gave it to us as a gift. This is the stewardship idea of humanity’s relationship to nature. This means that humans are responsible for it. Some Mormons interpret that as meaning they can do as they want with it, while others focus on environmentalism and conservation as ways to honour God’s creation. The Church teaches that the Earth’s resources should not be wasted, and that they should use them to help the poor and needy.