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Sustain Jefferson's 2011 Film Screenings

Green Fire - Aldo Leopold And A Land Ethic For Our Time

'Green Fire' is coming to Fort Atkinson...

Sustain Jefferson is bringing the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy to the Fort HealthCare auditorium in Fort Atkinson! Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world. Leopold’s ideas remain relevant today, continuing to inspire projects nationwide that connect people and land.

The documentary is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the US Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century and still inspires people today. Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.

“Aldo Leopold’s legacy lives on today in the work of people and organizations across the nation and around the world,” said Aldo Leopold Foundation Executive Director Buddy Huffaker. “What is exciting about Green Fire is that it is more than just a documentary about Aldo Leopold; it also explores the influence his ideas have had in shaping the conservation movement as we know it today by highlighting some really inspiring people and organizations doing great work to connect people and the natural world in ways that even Leopold might not have imagined.”

Green Fire illustrates Leopold’s continuing influence by exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level. Viewers will meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration. They’ll learn about ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain healthy landscapes by working on their own properties and with their neighbors, in cooperative community conservation efforts. They’ll meet wildlife biologists who are bringing back threatened and endangered species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, to the landscapes where they once thrived. The Green Fire film portrays how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land—his call for a land ethic—ties all of these modern conservation stories together and offers inspiration and insight for the future.

The screening is scheduled for Monday, June 6th, at 6:30 pm, in the Fort Atkinson Hospital Auditorium, 611 Sherman Avenue East. (Enter through the revolving hospital doors off of Armenia Street). Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The auditorium seats approximately 150 people.

Admission is free, but freewill donations are always accepted to help defray our costs of licensing films for exhibition.

For more information about Green Fire, visit www.greenfiremovie.com or contact us at info@sustainjefferson.org.

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