April 7, 2009
Earth Day founder Denis Hayes at Stanford April 14
Stanford alumnus Denis Hayes, founder of Earth Day, will be the keynote speaker at the Sustainability at Stanford Festival from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Meyer Lawn, an outdoor venue bordered by the Stanford Bookstore, Barnum Center and Meyer Library.
Hayes will discuss why he started Earth Day and offer insights on how young leaders can help to solve key environmental challenges. He will be available for media interviews from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Hayes, who served as national coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970, is president and chief executive officer of the Bullitt Foundation, which advocates for environmental protection and sustainability practices in the Pacific Northwest. He also directed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in President Jimmy Carter's administration.
For details about the April 14 event, visit http://sustainable.stanford.edu. For directions to Stanford and an interactive campus map, visit http://www.stanford.edu/dept/visitorinfo/plan/maps.html.
The event is sponsored by the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford, Sustainable Stanford and Students for a Sustainable Stanford.
Earth Day founder Denis Hayes will speak at the Sustainability at Stanford Festival from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, and will be available to the media from 1:30 to 2 p.m.