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Jews were told to rest the land once every 20 years so that it would produce more in the future.
In the Bible it is clear that the earth belongs to human beings.
In the New Testament it says: 'Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you, not even God in all his splendour was dressed like one of these.'
God told the first humans to 'fill the earth and subdue it'.
A steward is someone who looks after something for someone else.
Harvest Festivals are usually held in the spring.
Humans are responsible for almost all the damage which has been done to the planet.
The Jews were told that they could cut down trees to use when they were attacking a city.
The Declarations on Nature in 1986 were made in Rome.
The Roman Catholic Church said that people must consider the welfare of future generations in the planning and utilisation of the earth's resources.