Monday, November 7, 2011

Film on Aldo Leopold to be shown at UIS Tuesday

A new feature film about the life, writings and legacy of Aldo Leopold — considered the father of the modern conservation movement — will be screened at the University of Illinois Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Leopold is best known for “A Sand County Almanac,” a collection of essays published in 1949, shortly after his death. His writings have inspired generations of conservationists, environmentalists and others with an affinity for the natural world.

The book has sold more than 2 million copies and has been translated into 10 languages.

The film, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” is being presented free of charge and will be shown in Brookens Auditorium at 7 p.m.

The screening was featured in an November 7, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online