Transition Film: Green Fire September 12, 2012

Transition Litchfield presents the film, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time


Green Fire, the first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, is the next offering in the Transition Litchfield film series on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 6:30 PM. The public is welcome at Litchfield Community Center for refreshments and social time at 6:30 PM, the film at 7:00 and discussion time afterwards.


Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Author of the Sand County Almanac, published in 1949, Leopold is renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate. Leopold’s influence is still inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.  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.


Green Fire 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.


Green Fire is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature. For more about the film, visit


Transition Litchfield cultivates awareness about the long term health of our community with inclusive conversations about building local resilience.  For more about Transition Litchfield visit .





“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes—something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.”  —  A Sand County Almanac, 1949


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