This is one of the most interesting prompts I have seen so far, because it begins to address an ethical dilemma I often think about. The issue is that of developing countries. As these countries develop their economies, and do so by exploiting their natural resources (as all of the current first world countries did) they are going to increasingly contribute to global environmental problems such as climate change. The ethical issue arises when other countries or the U.N try to impose restrictions on how these countries develop in order to protect the environment. These other countries are merely trying to obtain the high standard of living that has been obtained elsewhere on the globe, is it ethical for those who already have achieved this high standard of living to forbid them to use the same methods other nations used in the past?
Here is a place where religion can have a big impact, the question being whether the impact will be positive or negative. Due to how open almost are religions are to interpretation, I think that it could very easily swing either way. If the members of a prominent religion within a developing nation choose to adopt or follow closely religious teachings that preach value of the environment and interconnectedness (such as those discussed in Buddhism) then the country might be encouraged to pursue a more economically sustainable development strategy. However, if the majority of a developing nation chooses to follow one interpretation of the Bible, specifically the interpretation that Man has dominion over the Earth and that it was put here for our use, than the country might develop with little or no credence paid to the environmental problems its development might cause.
My personal experience with faith and spirituality probably contributes to my thinking of it as something that is not concrete, or very open to interpretation. I do not prescribe to any religious beliefs myself, and I amazed by how often certain religious texts and traditions can be used to argue two different sides of the same issue. My motivation for being environmentally conscious does not stem from any faith-based or spiritual belief, and this probably is why I am skeptical of using religion to solve environmental crises.