Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic for Our Time – Movie and Discussion
April 23, 6:30-8:00pm
Green Fire is a biographical documentary about the legendary conservationist thinker, Aldo Leopold. He is the father of a national wilderness system, wildlife management and ecological restoration. His foundation’s mission is to foster a land ethic awakening an ecological consciousness in people to care for our Common Home. Learn what it means to “think like a mountain.” The movie deals with land health, wilderness philosophy, resource management, and a ‘community’ definition of soil, water, plants, animals and humans.
Green Fire explores Leopold’s personal journey of observation and understanding. It reveals how his ideas resonate with people across the entire American landscape, from inner cities to the most remote wild lands. The film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land. The movie is followed by a discussion with Jim Voegeli, who has a special fondness for the work of Aldo Leopold.