A developed sense of interdependence with the socio-ecological landscapes of pilgrimage can serve as a path for accepting and reducing the impact we have in our sacred travels. Developing ecological habits of mind allows the pilgrim to draw deeper meanings from and thus greater affinity with the natural world. Raising awareness of environmental issues and appreciating the interaction of humans and the natural world helps modern pilgrims play an important role in conservation and restoration of pilgrimage landscapes.
Eppig, Peggy L.
"Ecology of Pilgrimage: Building Socio-Ecological Community on the Way,"
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://arrow.dit.ie/ijrtp/vol6/iss2/7