Now, even the Catholic Church has asked the faithful to start praying for the environment, but is anyone doing anything about it?
Pope Francis issued an appeal for the protection of the weak, the poor and the world environment during at a special Mass marking his his inauguration as the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.
The work has to begin with every individual living on earth doing their part. Many around the world are trying to become more green by doing things such as recycling paper and plastic, offering used shoe collection, giving out organic, locally-grown foods and donating the leftovers.
There's lots more to do and here are a couple of web sites to help you, and me!