Denis Hayes

Founder Of Earth Day & President Of The Bullitt Foundation

About the Contributor:

As president of the Bullitt Foundation, Denis leads an effort to mold the major cities of Pacific Northwest and British Columbia into models of sustainability for a rapidly urbanizing planet. The Foundation applies ecological principles to the design of healthy, resilient human ecosystems. Under his leadership, the Foundation designed and constructed the Bullitt Center—the world’s greenest office building—which it operates as a commercial enterprise.

Denis was the principal national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 and took the event international in 1990.

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Trust Me, It Will Work

The Founder of Earth Day Reflects on Creating a Movement

Healing Habits for the Planet