Maho Bay Camps will hold a free screening Friday of “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.” It begins at 8 p.m. at the campground’s Pavilion Restaurant.
The documentary tells the story of conservationist Aldo Leopold, best known as the author of “A Sand County Almanac.”
“Aldo Leopold’s legacy lives on today in the work of people and organizations across the nation and around the world,” Aldo Leopold Foundation Director Buddy Huffaker said.
“What is exciting about ‘Green Fire,’ Huffaker added, "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.”
The film explores Leopold’s life in the early part of the 20th century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today.
According to a press release, the film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the 20th century and still inspires people today. He is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.
Aldo Leopold’s work directly influenced the formation of many conservation organizations, including the U.S. National Park Service.
The screening is sponsored by the Aldo Leopold Foundation and V.I. National Park. The film will air on public television in 2012.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Baraboo, Wisc. The foundation’s mission is to inspire an ethical relationship between people and land through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Leopold regarded a land ethic as a product of social evolution.
For more information, visit www.greenfiremovie.com