Worldwatch's Gardner says shift in values needed to achieve sustainability
The link between religion and sustainability is becoming increasingly prevalent as churches around the country incorporate environmental and sustainability issues into their teachings. During today's OnPoint, Gary Gardner, director of research at the Worldwatch Institute, discusses his new book, "Inspiring Progress: Religions' Contributions to Sustainable Development." Gardner makes the case for why he thinks religion could be successful at helping creating a new value system for a society that is accustomed to excess. He cites specific programs in which religion and sustainability have been linked successfully. Gardner also addresses how current issues with religion may affect the goals and ideas he puts forth in his book.