Storytelling, ‘Green Fire’ showing set at Library
Nov 08, 2011 | 1084 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tennessee Wild and Storyteller Jim Pfitzer will host a free screening of the new film” Green Fire,” the first full-length, high-definition documentary film made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold on Nov. 15 at the Cleveland Bradley County Library.

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature.

The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the 20th century and still inspires people today.

Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic “A Sand County Almanac,” Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.

Prior to the screening, local storyteller Jim Pfitzer will recite one of Leopold’s most stirring and influential essays — “Thinking Like a Mountain.”

With a sponsorship by the Leopold Education Project and Tennessee Wild, copies of “A Sand County Almanac” will be on sale at the screening for $4 each.

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in Baraboo, Wis. The foundation’s mission is to inspire an ethical relationship between people and land through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Learn more about the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Green Fire movie at www.aldoleopold.org.

Tennessee Wild is a coalition of organizations dedicated to protecting wilderness on the Cherokee National Forest for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations. The aim is to educate the public about the benefits of wilderness and promote volunteerism and the sound stewardship of Tennessee's wild places.

Pfitzer, a storyteller and writer based in Chattanooga, is a recent graduate of the Leopold Land Ethic Leadership Training program and is currently working on a new story about Aldo Leopold.

The presentation is free of charge.