I've made a few posts about how we are connected to the land and how we seem to be loosing that connection. This issue does go deeper than just caring for the land itself. As we are connected to the land any ecological problems become our problems - and far too often those problems fall on the least fortunate among us. Quite simply, ecological crises are social justice issues.
"The goods of the earth, which in the divine plan should be common patrimony, often risk becoming the monopoly of a few who often spoil it and, sometimes, destroy it, thereby creating loss for all of humanity." Pope John Paul II, Canticle of the Creatures, 1991