Film Screening: "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time"
Location: Palamountain Hall: Gannett Auditorium
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
"Green Fire" is the first documentary film produced about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, the well-loved author of "A Sand County Almanac," one of the most respected books about the environment ever published. Considered by many to be the father of wildlife management, Leopold was a national leader as a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast.
The film highlights Leopold's extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement and why his legacy continues to inspire projects that connect people and land. "Green Fire" describes the formation of Leopold's idea of a land ethic, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold's life and experiences and explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world.
The film features three of Aldo Leopold's children, Nina, Carl, and Estella, along with commentary from scholars, conservation leaders, environmental writers, scientists, and humanities experts.
Environmental Studies Program
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