Many time I’m heard from christian intellectuals that about “stewardship of creation” or “care of creation”. All well and good at first sight, no littering, better air to breath, but, and these is very important but, when it come to environmentalist movements which influence peoples minds, they for my money, mostly hard materialist organizations. They denying any supernatural part of man who is just “naked monkey”, Trinity is for them unimportant fable and generally they only interested in material world.
Also, if there is any kind of spirituality in environmentalist movement, it is spirituality, that I think can be understood properly as neo-roman paganism. Worship of trees, strange language about “Mother Earth” or “Mother Nature” which suggest some intelligent on it side and even presence of self-described neo-pagans in they ranks. I still consider this a form of materialism, since Earth is material thing.
All main environmentalism movements that I know fall into this category. Christian environmentalism movements that I know are very weak or very superficially christian, due to influence from materialists environmentalism.
I have big problems working together with such movements, since they make man focus only on earthly things, temptation that is hard to resists without proper care and hard work. And this too things are quite scares.
This is my observations and I would be glad to hear, if this is just my bias or is it some truth in what I wrote.