Community Connections: Green Fire - Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
Thursday, April 18th at 1:30 - 3:00 pm
2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722 (map)
Out and About
Join PACG Out and About for a screening of this Emmy Award-winning Aldo Leopold documentary.
Bettendorf Public Library and Humanities Iowa present a special screening of "Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time."
"Green Fire" is the first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, who was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa. "Green Fire" highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. "Green Fire" provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st-century ecological challenges. The film describes the formation of Leopold’s idea through his life and experiences, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation today. Through these examples, the film and discussion challenge viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community.
Following the film, there will be a discussion with Thomas Dean, Senior Presidential Writer/Editor at the University of Iowa. Thomas is trained as a Land Ethic Leader through the Aldo Leopold Foundation, a program with the goal to both introduce Leopold’s land ethic to a wider audience and also to deepen understanding and engagement through dialogue about the meaning and value of conservation.
Registration is not required for this event. This program is funded by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. See Community Connections - Green Fire on Facebook.