Sunday, November 6, 2011

Film Trailer: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Aldo Leopold conveyed to others his powerful land ethic.

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." ---Aldo Leopold

(13 minutes)
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This movie explores the life of Aldo Leopold, author of Sand County Almanac:
Aldo Leopold (January 11, 1887 – April 21, 1948) was an American author, scientist ecologist, forester, and environmentalist. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac (1949), which has sold over two million copies. He was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness conservation. His ethics of nature and wildlife preservation had a profound impact on the environmental movement, with his biocentric or holistic ethics regarding land. He emphasized biodiversity and ecology and was a founder of the science of wildlife management.... [from Wikipedia]

To order a copy of the DVD for this show go to the Aldo Leopold Foundation.