“There are many enemies of the Earth, especially in Western societies. To think of the Earth as a place to be exploited is like stealing the precious things that belong to the Orisa. Since we feel that the Earth is an Orisa, we do not believe in a shameless exploitation of the Earth.
A Yoruba proverb says,…
The child of the owner of a piece of land
walks gently on top of the soil,
Whereas a visitor just runs rough shod on it.”
-Wande Abimbola, Ifa Will Mend Our Broken World