This song and the album by the same name was inspired by, and dedicated, to Aldo Leopold, whose essays on conservation and the land ethic are as relevant today as they were when they were published in 1949. No matter what happens the green fire will never go out.
"We abuse land because we see 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