The environment matters to God and it should matter to all of us. Bible says the Creator spoke the star into existence and set the planets in motion and He designed it all to sustain us here on the blue marble or the Universe. We are commanded to take care of the animals and plants and to serve as the custodian of the world. What God had made had meaning to Him. He said it was good.
Ps 24:1 says “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” We are told to also love one another- are we doing that when we pollute the environment especially if it makes the poor or ill more in danger? I have a few friends with respiratory issues and they struggle when traveling to areas of smog or smoke or intense pollen. Would it help to think of our pollution contributions not properly disposed of as dandruff on God’s shoulders? I was challenged by this question from John Tolson and Larry Kreider in their writings “Caring for the Earth”.
A book that maybe helpful is “How to Rescue the Earth without Worshiping Nature” by Christian socialist Tony Campolo. One interesting observation he makes is that nature worships the Creator and he draws form Ps. 148. I recommend you go read it now.
Were you aware that the founder of the Sierra Club John Muir wrote a lot about God Almighty and nature. He stated that “The forest of America, however slighted by man must have been a great delight to God, for they were the best he ever planted.”
In high school I was asked to him a quote as my legacy. I thought for a moment and being the nature lover that I always have been declared for print the following: “For nature is as deep as the oceans therefore we must save the whales”. I said half in fun and half in seriousness as I reflected on that quote. My early childhood memories are of planting garden, taking hikes in the woods, camping at some Florida spring or river. These were the earliest and most adventurous times for me growing up. I suggest we need to disengage from technology and the world of comforts and get outdoors more. Enjoy a sunrise or sunset. Go hiking and look for unusual birds. Did you know birding is the number one leisure sport activity in the world? Reduce consumption, reuse stuff and recycle. These habits are learned and caught and now go help others learn.
Lasting if you are looking for web source for environment as a believer in God then consider visiting Creation Care.