More about the Environment
Environmental responsibility means that humans should look after the world in such a way that future generations can enjoy it too. It involves not using up the world's natural resources and ensuring that the planet is cared for and preserved.
As stewards of God’s creation, Christians believe that humans have a responsibility towards the environment. Christians have a duty to do what they can to ensure they are environmentally responsible. Each individual is responsible for their contribution to the environment and therefore must ensure they act to protect it.
Individuals can care for the environment by acting sustainably, for example, by
- making sure they only buy the food they need
- recycling where possible
- using and promoting renewable energy
- reducing their carbon footprint
- raising awareness of these issues
Sustainability refers to not using up the world's natural resources, such as gas, oil and coal. It is important that these things are used sparingly, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
from BBC Bitesize website