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‘Green Fire’ tells Leopold story

The Whidbey Audubon Society and Whidbey Environmental Action Network will host the screening of a new film called “Green Fire,” the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.

The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the 20th Century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world.

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, 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 his time and how he still inspires people today.  The film will be shown one time only at the Pacific Rim Institute, 180 Parker Road, south of Coupeville. It will be introduced and later discussed by his daughter, Estella Leopold, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. They are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, by calling 1-800-8383-3006 and also at Linds Pharmacies and the Bayleaf in Coupeville. Proceeds help support stewardship and education efforts of the Pacific Rim Institute. Seating is limited.

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