The Environment and Culture

“We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one
of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life
molds the environment and is itself deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and
every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions.”

from the Bahá’í Teachings (quoted in Al Gore, Earth in the Balance, pp. 261-262)