Hinduism is a remarkably diverse religious and cultural phenomenon, with many local and regional manifestations. Within this universe of beliefs, there are several important themes which emerge. The diverse theologies of Hinduism suggest that -
(i). Earth can be seen as a manifestation of the Goddess and MUST be treated with respect.
(ii). The Five elements; Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth - are the foundation of an interconnected web of life.
(iii). Dharma, which can be understood as "Duty", can be reinterpreted to include our responsibility to take care of our Mother Earth.
(iv). Simple living is a model for the development of sustainable economies.
(v). The way we treat our nature directly affects our Karma.