PROTECTING THE PLACES & LAND YOU LOVE
PROTECTING THE PLACES & LAND YOU LOVE

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"Land, People, and Community: 

A Sand County Almanac Revisited" 

film screening, reading,

& discussion

 

 

(events are FREE, but require registration)

 

Sunday, September 17th  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

REI Community Room

2020 Old Brick Road 

Glen Allen, VA  23060

 

Sunday, September 24th  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (co-sponsor)

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Henrico, VA  23228

(attendance includes admission to the gardens!)

 

"All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land."  Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

 

Forester. Ecologist. Educator. Conservationist. Writer. Philosopher.

Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the completion of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac--the seminal work by one of our nation's most influential conservation leaders, widely regarded as the father of the United States wilderness system and of wildlife ecology---and of Leopold's death that same year.  In A Sand County Almanac  Leopold articulated the idea of "the land ethic":  that we are called to live responsibly in a caring relationship with the natural world.   

 

As a member of Virginia's United Land Trusts (VaULT) and in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Aldo Leopold Foundation, CRLC is participating in a statewide series of programs hosted by local land trusts to inspire a return to Leopold's work for guidance as we foster a conservation ethic within our communities. 

 

Join CRLC and community members for a screening of the documentary 

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. In small groups we'll then read aloud a selection from A Sand County Almanac and, through facilitator-led conversation, reflect on our own values, the enduring wisdom of Leopold's land ethic, and how both can be a wellspring for our commitment to the future of our region. 

 

Contact Laura Greenleaf at capitalregionland.org or 804-629-1229 with any questions. 

 

So we can know how many people to expect and plan accordingly, please register here. Thank you! 

 

 

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