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Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time (2011): January 14

posted Jan 4, 2017, 12:22 AM by Lynn Hamilton   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 12:23 AM ]

The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Leopold's Land Ethic is a key component of the BSA's Outdoor Code (As an American I will do my best to...Be conservation minded.) Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.

The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges. Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold’s idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today. Through these examples, the film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community.

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Please join us at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 14, 2017, for a screening of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. Place: IWLA Rockville Chapter, 18301 Waring Station Rd., Germantown MD 20874. There is no admission charge. 

Please bring a snack to share. Beverages will be provided. Questions? Contact Paul Schimke,, 301-906-0069.

Paul Schimke
Leave No Trace Master Educator
Maryland Leave No Trace State Advocate
Leopold Education Project Facilitator
Tread Trainer
NCAC Outdoor Ethics Committee
301 906 0069 (cell)