Let’s take the most famous bible verse of all, John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Now, what part of the “world” is loved? We usually think of salvation in terms of individuals who are forgiven and restored to God. Is that the extent of the “world” in this verse?
It would not be fair to read the verse to say that God sent Jesus to fix the environment, because that leaves out the part about “whoever believes”. Certainly the immediate call of this verse is to believe and be given everlasting life.
However, is that the extent of salvation? John 1:1-4 identifies the Word as the creator, as does v. 10. In v. 12, “the Word became flesh…”, that is entered physically into creation.
Other scripture, Old and New Testament speak of a restoration of “the world” as part of the final completion of salvation –
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope  that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,  and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
That does not mean we can choose to recycle and forget about the message of reconciliation with God. Neither does it mean that we can limit God’s work to helping people get to Heaven.