Our relationship with nature determines the quality of our lives. The air we breathe, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the weather we enjoy or despise, the medications we take, the fuel we choose to power our vehicles all depend on and affect our environment.
For the past five centuries, traditionally Christian nations have by and large considered themselves the stewards of the natural environment. Most still do: western economies tend to view animals and plants that thrive in forests and seas, fields and savannahs as simply resources to be appropriated, exploited and sold for profit. Source