LI Sierra Club Meeting - 9/5/19 @ 6:30pm
LI Sierra Club presents – Fall 2019 (Sep.) (Oct. & Nov. coming soon)
Held at: Copiague Memorial Public Library (lobby auditorium), 50 Deauville Blvd.
*free to members and public, * free refreshments*, *vegan/organic, *suitable for kids of all ages*
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:30pm – Aldo Leopold-artist, author, naturalist, environmentalist, by Wes Triani, Trained and Certified Leopold Land Ethic Leader (lecture will proceed and Q&A will follow film screening about Leopold’s life: Green Fire)
Wes Triani is an environmentalist and outdoors enthusiast who will share experiences about the man and the book most responsible for modern day conservation. One of a group who co-founded the Wilderness Society their work to preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge helped establish the Wilderness Act in 1953.
Best known for his quotes and for creating the concept of the ‘eco-system’ his Land Ethic challenges all of us ‘To live on a piece of land without spoiling it’. Leopold’s book, A Sand County Almanac: a Land Ethic, 1949, is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year. The book depicts his life on a small farm in rural Wisconsin. It has sold over 2 million copies and was voted the best environmental book by Sierra Club members. More info: https://www.aldoleopold.org/
“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free.” Foreword, A Sand County Almanac.