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K-State Today

October 25, 2011



K-State Libraries offering free showing of 'Green Fire' Wednesday

By Donna Ekart

Green Fire film

K-State Libraries will screen the film "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.

"Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" is the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold. "Green Fire" highlights Leopold's extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. The screening is sponsored by K-State Libraries, the Konza Prairie Biological Station and the Friends of the Konza Prairie. Everyone is invited to join us for this free event. Come early to see the accompanying Konza Prairie exhibit if you would like. You can learn more about the film and see a trailer on the "Green Fire" website.

“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes—something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.”
- Aldo Leopold, "A Sand County Almanac," 1949