Host a Screening in Your Community
Have an idea for hosting a screening of Green Fire? If so, we are here to help! Since the 2011 premiere in Albuquerque, NM, the film has been shown around the world in venues ranging from festivals, classrooms, nature centers, and churches. We want to get Green Fire out to as many audiences as we can.... that's where community screenings (and you) come in!
What is the cost?
A public screening license is $150. This includes rights to show Green Fire to a public audience an unlimited number of times in any given location, and includes the community screening resource kit.
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What is a community screening resource kit?
To help support your Green Fire screening event, the Aldo Leopold Foundation has developed a resource kit that we affectionately call "the event in a box." In designing the kits, we wanted to do more than just send you a film and a screening license. We wanted to provide you with everything you could possibly need to help make your event a huge success! Event kits include a full suite of printed and digital publicity materials, educational brochures about Aldo Leopold and his work, a CD packed with helpful resources, and a comprehensive Green Fire event planning guidebook that will help you with all aspects of your public showing. And we include this kit for no charge with your public screening license! We think it's a pretty great deal. Read a testimonial from a film screener in Ely, Minnesota to get ideas on how to use the kit to its fullest potential!
What is included in my community screening resource kit?
- 73 minute DVD (with subtitles available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, and Turkish) or a 73 minute Blu-ray disc. All community screening kits also include a 56 minute DVD version of the film.
(Not sure whether to order the DVD or the Blu-ray? Check out our technical tips for planning a screening of Green Fire, in PDF format.)
- Public screening license
- Fifteen 11” x 17” promotional posters with a blank spot to write in event date/details
- Fifty Green Fire bookmarks for wide distribution to partners, around town, etc.
- Fifteen "About Aldo Leopold" educational brochures
- Sample back issues of the Leopold Outlook magazine (a benefit of Aldo Leopold Foundation membership)
- Flyers on the Land Ethic Leaders Program, for your consideration and to share with your audience
- Welcome Folder & event planning guidebook
- 1 year of membership to the Aldo Leopold Foundation (for event organizer)
Optional: Contact us for pricing on books, membership specials and other merchandise to be used in conjunction with your event in various ways, as door prizes or as fundraising tools
Have more questions?
Speaker Package ($750 - $2,000)
Includes the screening license package plus one of the following speakers (subject to availability, booked through the Aldo Leopold Foundation). Fee ranges depending on needs of event and the speaker requested. Travel expenses additional. Inquire for more details.
Dr. Susan Flader is past chair and current member of the Board of Directors of the Aldo Leopold Foundation and has written extensively about Aldo Leopold. She is featured in the film as she shares perspective on Leopold's place in environmental history, and his influence on conservation work today, likening these efforts to a veritable "fierce green fire" of good work to connect people and land at the local level. Dr. Flader is professor emerita at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she taught courses in U.S. Western and environmental history, world environmental history, and the history of Missouri. In addition to numerous articles she has authored or edited six books, among them Thinking Like a Mountain: Aldo Leopold and the Evolution of an Ecological Attitude Towards Deer, Wolves, and Forests (1974; 1994), The Great Lakes Forest: An Environmental and Social History (1983); The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold with J.B. Callicott (1991); and Exploring Missouri's Legacy: State Parks and Historic Sites (1992). She is past president of the American Society for Environmental History and serves on many other professional and environmental boards and committees.
Buddy Huffaker is the film's Executive Producer and has been the Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation since 1999 (he joined the Foundation as Ecologist in 1996). Engaged nationally in the conservation movement, Huffaker has participated in the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation and was elected to represent the Northeast Region at the US Forest Service’s Centennial Congress. In addition, he has contributed to two books; The Farm as a Natural Habitat (Island Press) and Aldo Leopold and the Ecological Conscience (Oxford University Press). Building upon his academic background in landscape architecture, Huffaker was deeply involved in every aspect of the design and construction of the Leopold Center and now serves as a leading voice for the importance of merging the interests of the green building and conservation movements. Buddy holds a degree in Not-for-Profit Management in the Kellogg School of Management Executive Scholar Program at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and has earned a Certificate in Fundraising Management from The Fundraising School at Indiana University (Indianapolis, IN).
Dr. Curt Meine is the film's on-screen guide. A conservation biologist and writer based in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, he received his bachelor’s degree in English and History from DePaul University in Chicago and his graduate degrees in Land Resources from the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His doctoral dissertation was a biography of Aldo Leopold, published as Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work (University of Wisconsin Press, 1988). Curt currently serves as a director with the Center for Humans and Nature, as senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and as research associate with the International Crane Foundation. He is also active locally as a founding member of the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
Dr. Stanley Temple is recently retired from the academic position at the University of Wisconsin once held by Aldo Leopold. He is now a Professor Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He is featured in the film sharing perspective on wildlife, the significance of the Leopold Shack, and the timeless legacy Leopold left behind. Professor Temple is a noted authority on conservation issues and Aldo Leopold’s contributions to the field. He is a popular public speaker, and while at the University of Wisconsin he won every teaching award for which he was eligible. He has done conservation work in 21 countries. He has received national and international recognition for his diverse contributions to the field of conservation. Among his accomplishments, he is a past President of the Society for Conservation Biology and past Chairman of the Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He has authored over 330 publications on conservation and ecology.
You may also want to contact other members of the Green Fire film team to inquire about availability to speak at your event, or check with some of the people and projects featured in the film. Appearances by individuals not listed on this page are not booked through the Aldo Leopold Foundation; you must contact other potential speakers directly to negotiate speaking engagements.