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PERC School Event: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

  • 12 Oct 2011
  • 6:30 PM
  • Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Film screening & panel discussion with the film's host and co-director


“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” 

The feature-length documentary Green Fire was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service. The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges. Leopold’s biographer, conservation biologist Dr. Curt Meine, serves as the film’s on-screen guide.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: 
  • the film's on-screen guide, Curt Meine, 
  • co-director Steven Dunsky
  • editor Ann Dunsky, and 
  • Ursinus environmental studies professor Richard Wallace.
Admission is free to this PERC Member School event, but professor Wallace asks that you contact him in advance ( to ensure seating if you are bringing more than a few attendees.

Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold’s idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today. Through these examples, the film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community.

The high-definition film utilizes photographs, correspondence, manuscripts and other archival documents from the voluminous Aldo Leopold Archives as well as historical film and contemporary full-color footage on location, including landscapes that influenced Leopold and that he in turn influenced.

The film also features commentary and insight from some of today’s most recognized and credible scholars and conservation leaders, including three of Aldo Leopold’s children Nina, Carl, and Estella, Leopold scholars, noted environmental writers, scientists, humanities experts, public policy leaders, business leaders, and leaders of non-profit groups inspired by Leopold.

For more information on this event, email Dr. Wallace at; on the film, visit; on Ursinus College, visit

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:30PM
Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center 
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA 

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