"Green Fire" Film and Discussion

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

In partnership with the Center for Humans and Nature, the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation hosted a viewing and discussion of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time".

This poignant documentary follows the professional and personal life of Aldo Leopold, widely regarded as the 20th Century's most important conservationist and a central figure in the development of environmental ethics. "Green Fire" shares intimate details of his loving relationship with his wife and children, centering around their exploration of nature. The film highlights Leopold's extraordinary career, revealing how he shaped the debates within the conservation community and continues to inspire people today.


The screening was followed by a discussion with the film's co-director Steven DunskyBrooke Hecht, President of the Center for Humans and Nature; Curt Meine, Director of Conservation Biology and History at the Center for Humans and Nature; and Eleanor Sterling, Director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History.