“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

~ Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac (1949)

The public is invited to see the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. The movie, titled Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time, will be shown at four locations across western North Carolina in mid-March.

Green Fire shares highlights from Leopold’s extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopolds vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways.

Green Fire will be shown on the following days and locations:

  • March 15, 6 p.m.: Sylva, N.C., Jackson County Public Library, Community Room
  • March 16, 6:30 p.m.: Asheville, N.C., University of North Carolina-Asheville, Highsmith University Union Grotto
  • March 17, 6 p.m.: Crossnore, N.C., Crossnore Forestry Training Facility, Main Cafeteria
  • March 21, 8 p.m.: Swannanoa, N.C., Warren Wilson College, Canon Lounge

Curt Meine, the film’s on-screen guide is scheduled to attend all four showings. Meine’s doctoral dissertation was a biography of Aldo Leopold, published as Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work (University of Wisconsin Press, 1988).

The U.S. Forest Service is Green Fire national partner. Local event sponsors include: The Western North Carolina Alliance; N.C. Leopold Education Project; N.C. Cooperative Extension; The Wilderness Society; and Land Trust for the Little Tennessee.

Please RSVP with Joy Irby at 828-258-8737 or by email (joy@wnca.org) if you would like to attend the March 16th event in Asheville!

For more information about the local showings of Green Fire, contact Jill Gottesman, with The Wilderness Society, at 828-587-9453. For more information about the movie, visit: www.GreenFireMovie.com.