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Historically, stewardship was the responsibility given to household servants to bring food and drinks to a castle dining hall. The term was then expanded to indicate a household employee's responsibility for managing household or domestic affairs. Stewardship later became the responsibility for taking care of passengers' domestic needs on a ship, train and airplane, or managing the service provided to diners in a restaurant. The term continues to be used in these specific ways, but it is also used in a more general way to refer to a responsibility to take care of something owned by someone else.It is also doing something willingly without getting paid. Some religions consider humans to be stewards of the earth.


Environmental stewardship

Stewardship is an ethic that embodies cooperative planning and management of environmental resources with organizations, communities and others to actively engage in the prevention of loss of habitat and facilitate its recovery in the interest of long-term sustainability (Fisheries and Oceans Canada - 'Stewardship in Action' program)

According to the EPA, Environmental stewardship is the responsibility for environmental quality shared by all those whose actions affect the environment. [1] To be a steward; and or act in steward to an object, is known as stewardness.

Fiscal stewardship

Fiscal stewardship refers to the practice of assuring that current spending programs and tax policies are affordable and sustainable over time.[1] For instance, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has been criticized by The New York Times for "mixed fiscal stewardship," having managed short-term crises with a deft hand, but falling short some on long-term problems.[2] David M. Walker, President of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, has been a frequent commentator on the need for fiscal stewardship at the federal level, to avoid mortgaging the future of the country and of successive generations.[3]

Geospatial-Intelligence Stewardship

GEOINT Stewardship

GEOINT Stewardship refers to the practice and responsibility of assuring decision makers (or commanders) that geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) resources are properly utilized and developed.

Geospatial Information Officer


In an organizational context, stewardship refers to management's responsibility to properly utilize and develop its resources, including its people, its property and its financial assets. For more in depth detail, see, in Organizational development, the pages on succession planning, employee development, and performance improvement. In a development sense, stewardship also refers to thanking and recognizing donors. This includes organizing thank you phone calls, recognition events, and conveying the impact that the donor's gift has had.

Land claims

Stewardship in a land claims context is when a monarch or other noble may appoint a steward to oversee parts of his or her realm.


Stewardship is also a major part of teaching in Christianity and Islam. For example, Green Christianity emphasizes stewardship as a Bible-based environmental outlook. Financial stewardship is based on the belief that God is the true and ultimate owner of each person's possessions, and that one is accountable to God for the acceptable care and use of those possessions. Stewardship can also refer to Jesus Christ's accountability to God the Father for the Christians that have been entrusted to Him or how to use your resources for God.

Donor Relations and Stewardship

Donor relations and stewardship [2] professionals support the development profession by recognizing and thanking donors in a fashion that will cultivate future giving to nonprofit organizations. The Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) [3] is the first community of stewardship and donor relations professionals in the United States and Canada. In an organizational context, stewardship refers to management's responsibility

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