Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Green Fire in Espańola

The Associated Students of Northern New Mexico College invite you to Espańola Valley’s first public screening of the new documentary film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time.

The screening is free for students and the community and will feature an address by New Mexico  Land Commissioner Ray Powell. This is the first event in our 2011-12 "Land Ethic Series." 

Here are the details:

Monday, November 7 · 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Fine Arts Theater, Northern NM College
921 N. Paseo de Oñate
Espanola, New Mexico
Tickets Free -No Reservations Required -Donations Accepted
Best known as author of the classic book A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate. Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, including his work in Northern New Mexico, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. Green Fire illustrates Leopold’s continuing influence by exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level.

Viewers will meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration, and wildlife biologists who are bringing back threatened and endangered species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, to the landscapes where they once thrived. 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. 

Green Fire portrays how Leopold’s call for a land ethic ties all of these stories together and offers inspiration and insight for the future. Special guest Ray Powell, New Mexico’s elected Land Commissioner, will introduce the film and discuss opportunities for students and the public to be involved with State Land Office initiatives. 

NNMC history professor Hilario Romero will also discuss Hispanic and Native American influences on the land ethics, career and environmental legacy of Aldo Leopold.

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