When you think of protecting our planet, what comes to mind? Making a better world for your children? Cleaning up your neighborhood? Often, we think of that which we see around us – our communities, our lives, and our loved ones. There is nothing wrong with that response. But perhaps, when looking at sustainability, we can take a larger view.
Today in the podcast, we are joined by Dr. Oliver Putz. Oliver is a theologian and a biologist that works at a sustainability think tank in Germany, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. Oliver’s unique background gives him a slightly different perspective, which focuses on a comprehensive view of the planet. He shows us that climate change and the growing ecological crisis are affecting plants, animals, and people half a world away, and why should we be concerned for their own sake. We are in a global community, and in order to manage climate change and the ecological crisis, we will have to start thinking beyond our own communities.