Ask any Pagan or Wiccan how they feel about environmental issues, and you’ll probably get an earful. Because Paganism and Wicca are earth-based spiritual paths, there’s a strong movement in the Pagan community to get involved in ecofriendly issues.
Whether you’re looking at short-term solutions – recycling, Earth Day or neighborhood cleanup – or long-term projects, like the fight against global warming or a desire to prevent extinction of species, most Pagans try to stay abreast of issues that matter to the planet.
There are many different opinions as to what the best methods are to resolve environmental problems. One group of Pagans may think militant action is the best course, while another may prefer a more peaceful approach. Some wish to have more government regulation in place, while others perhaps think education and awareness begins on a grassroots level. Regardless, because Pagans and Wiccans generally share a belief that the earth is sacred, most people involved in earth-based faiths feel it is a duty to help preserve nature.