Denis Hayes

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Denis Allen Hayes (born August 29, 1944) is an environmental advocate and advocate for solar power.wikipedia
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Earth Day

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He rose to prominence in 1970 as the coordinator for the first Earth Day.
While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.

Jefferson Awards for Public Service

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Hayes has received the national Jefferson Awards Medal for Outstanding Public Service as well as many other awards.

Bullitt Foundation

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Since 1992, Hayes has been president of the Bullitt Foundation in Washington and continues to be a leader in environmental and energy policy. Since 1992, Hayes has been president of the Bullitt Foundation in Seattle, Washington and continues to be a leader in environmental and energy policy.
In 1992, the Bullitt Foundation hired Denis Hayes, national organizer of the first Earth Day, as President.

Earth Days

In 2009, the story of Earth Day was told in the film Earth Days which closed that year's Sundance Film Festival.
Also included are Richard Nixon, former Governor of California Jerry Brown, Jimmy Carter, Denis Hayes, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and Hunter Lovins.

Clark College

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In 1964, Hayes graduated from Clark Community College in Vancouver, Washington.

Solar power

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Denis Allen Hayes (born August 29, 1944) is an environmental advocate and advocate for solar power.

Presidency of Jimmy Carter

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During the Carter administration, Hayes became head of the Solar Energy Research Institute (now known as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), but left this position when the Reagan administration cut funding for the program.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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During the Carter administration, Hayes became head of the Solar Energy Research Institute (now known as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), but left this position when the Reagan administration cut funding for the program.

Presidency of Ronald Reagan

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During the Carter administration, Hayes became head of the Solar Energy Research Institute (now known as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), but left this position when the Reagan administration cut funding for the program.

Robert Bosch Stiftung

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In 2015, he is completing a fellowship at the Robert Bosch Academy to write a book on solar energy. Page 2 archived from the original.

Solar energy

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In 2015, he is completing a fellowship at the Robert Bosch Academy to write a book on solar energy. Page 2 archived from the original.

Camas, Washington

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Denis Hayes was born in Wisconsin in 1944, but mainly raised in the small town of Camas, Washington, where in 2007 the Hayes Freedom High School was named in his honor.

Paper mill

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His father worked at a paper mill on the Columbia River, where both the discharges from the mill and the lack of worker protections showed Hayes the impact of industrialization on both people and the environment.

Columbia River

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His father worked at a paper mill on the Columbia River, where both the discharges from the mill and the lack of worker protections showed Hayes the impact of industrialization on both people and the environment.

Personal protective equipment

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His father worked at a paper mill on the Columbia River, where both the discharges from the mill and the lack of worker protections showed Hayes the impact of industrialization on both people and the environment.

Stanford University

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Hayes received his undergraduate degree in history from Stanford University, where he was president of the student body and an activist against the Vietnam War.

John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Hayes later enrolled at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Gaylord Nelson

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He left Harvard after being selected by Senator Gaylord Nelson to organize the first Earth Day.

Stanford Law School

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Hayes went back to school and completed a Juris Doctor degree at Stanford Law School, and went on to become an adjunct professor of engineering in that university and litigator with law firm Cooley Godward.

Cooley LLP

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Hayes went back to school and completed a Juris Doctor degree at Stanford Law School, and went on to become an adjunct professor of engineering in that university and litigator with law firm Cooley Godward.

Seattle

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Since 1992, Hayes has been president of the Bullitt Foundation in Seattle, Washington and continues to be a leader in environmental and energy policy.

Pacific Northwest

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By mobilizing the resources of The Bullitt Foundation, Hayes intends to make the Pacific Northwest the best-educated, most environmentally aware, most progressive corner of America—a global model for sustainable development.

Green building

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He is currently overseeing construction of The Bullitt Center, expected to be the greenest, most energy efficient commercial building in the world, firmly planting Seattle at the forefront of the green building movement.

Bullitt Center

The goal of the Bullitt Center is to change the way buildings are designed, built and operated to improve long-term environmental performance and promote broader implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and other green building technologies in the Northwest.

Living Building Challenge

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The building is seeking to meet the ambitious goals of the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most strenuous benchmark for sustainability.