Answer: Any evil action in relation to other people and even inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature, any egoistic action in relation to the world around us is a transgression. It is a lot worse than a transgression in relation to the Creator.
A person needs to be careful not to cause any harm even to the surrounding nature. He must see everything around him as a manifestation of the Creator.
Therefore, one must treat inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature as well as people equally with absolute kindness. The Creator will perceive this as an attitude toward Him. This attitude in no way can be other than a person’s attitude to the surrounding world.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/1/19