While "the world" focuses on rights - entitlements - so does the church. The gospel has been sterilized. No longer do christians proclaim the need to repent. Rather, one merely needs to say a cute little prayer and bam - the world and its wonders are yours!
But the bible speaketh otherwise. "The land must not be sold permanently, for the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants...you must provide for the redemption of the land." - Leviticus 25 [niv]
Part of the redemption is to allow the land to have a sabbath. It is to be respected, cared for, and given "rights". This must be a priority for the religious. If we don't give the land what it deserves, God will intervene and "lay waste the land" [i.e. kill off the people], so that the "land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths." [Lev 26].
Let's hear that preached/lived by church goers - who drive to church in total disrespect to the land and all its inhabitants.