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Green Fire: Documentary on conservationist vision comes to Valley Wednesday

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Green Fire, a film about conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy, shows 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at North Bend Theatre.

Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways.

Rachel Hopkins, the Snoqualmie Ridge resident who organized Wednesday's showing, explains that Leopold’s land ethic is important to Snoqualmie and North Bend because it invites farmers, ranchers, hunters as well as wildlife and wilderness lovers to become a part of a thinking community that creates our own land ethic.

Introducing the film, Dr. Estella Leopold has carried on her father’s legacy in being a leader in conservation.

She is Professor Emerita of Botany at the University of Washington and has received numerous awards, most recently in 2010 with the International Cosmos Prize.

You can learn more about the film here: http://www.aldoleopold.org/greenfire/

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