Named by Time Magazine as a “Hero of the Planet,” Denis Hayes has been a tireless environmental advocate for many decades. The list of boards and government advisory committees he’s been involved with is too long to mention, but among his notable work is that Denis was the coordinator for the very first Earth Day in 1970 and took the event national in 1990 (today it is celebrated in over 192 countries). He was also the head of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and currently served as the CEO and President of the Bullitt Foundation, applying ecological principles to the design of healthy, resilient human ecosystems. Denis has dedicated his life to raising awareness on sustainable practices and green living and impacted millions of lives through his work.

Contact Information (Bullitt Foundation):

Phone: 206-343-0807
Address: 1501 East Madison Street Suite 600 | Seattle, WA 98122


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