Green Fire: Aldo Leopold And A Land Ethic For Our Time

Event Description:

Come to JPL for a screening of the Emmy Award-winning Aldo Leopold documentary Green Fire and a discussion of the film and Leopolds land ethic. 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 Leopolds extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. After the film, stay for a discussion with Dr. Thomas Dean, from the University of Iowa, who is trained as a Land Ethic Leader through the Aldo Leopold Foundation. The discussion will focus on deepening understanding and engagement through dialogue about the meaning and value of conversation.
Thomas Dean is Senior Presidential Writer/Editor at the UI with primary responsibilities in speechwriting, and he teaches interdisciplinary courses at the university as well. He also teaches with the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the UI First-Year Seminar Program, and he has taught community education courses through the Iowa City Senior Center and other programs. This program is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)