Please join The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) for a special screening of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. We will be hosting a screening on August 22nd at 7pm in Warrenton, a screening on October 7th at 4pm in Charlottesville, and another screening on November 9th at 7pm in Stanardsville.
This newly released documentary explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold, as well as the many ways his land ethic philosophy lives on in the work of people and organizations all over the country today. The film will share highlights from Leopold's life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement.
There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other and the relation of people to the land. ~Aldo Leopold
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 7-9pm
Highland School Auditorium, 597 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA (Directions)
Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 4-6pm
V. Earl Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center
Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Friday, November 9, 2012 from 7-9pm
Greene County Library
222 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973
Green Fire was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service. The film showcases the life of Leopold and illustrates his continuing influence by exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level.
Meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration. Meet 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. Meet wildlife biologists who are bringing threatened and endangered species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, back to the landscapes where they once thrived.
And learn how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land ties all of the modern conservation stories together, and offers inspiration and insight for the future.