For in-depth analysis of the scholarly ferment over religion and environmental behavior, followed by a comprehensive review of such research’s see the following two articles:“The Greening of Religion Hypothesis (Part One): From Lynn White, Jr. claims that religions can promote environmentally destructive attitudes and behaviors to assertions they are becoming environmentally friendly"
Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 10(3), 2016.
“The Greening of Religion Hypothesis (Part Two): Assessing the Data from Lynn White, Jr., to Pope Francis”
(with Gretel Van Wieren and Bernard Zaleha), Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 10(3), 2016.
“The Sacred, Reverence for Life, and Environmental Ethics in America
,” The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics, eds. Steve Gardiner and Allen Thompson, 2016.
For a shorter article that fuses the two, above-cited articles, but restricts its focus to North America that may be more suitable for some audiences and classrooms, was published here:
B. Taylor, Gretel Van Wieren, and BD Zaleha (2016), "Lynn White Jr. and the greening-of-religion hypothesis”
Conservation Biology 30(2016): 1000–1009