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Denis Hayes

Organizer of the First Earth Day; CEO of The Bullitt Foundation

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Denis Hayes Biography

As CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, Denis Hayes 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 successful commercial enterprise.

Hayes was the principal national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970, and he took the event international in 1990. It is now the most-widely-observed secular holiday in the world. He is now board chair emeritus of the international Earth Day Network. During the Carter Administration, Hayes was the director of the federal Solar Energy Research Institute—since renamed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Over his career, Hayes has been special assistant to the Governor of Illinois for natural resources and the environment; senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute; adjunct professor of energy engineering and human biology at Stanford University; Regents’ Professor of Natural Resources at the University of California at Santa Cruz; and a Silicon Valley lawyer at the Cooley firm. Hayes has been a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC and at the Bellagio Center in Italy, as well as a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow of the Bosch Foundation.

Hayes has received the national Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the Ridenhour Courage Prize, an inaugural Green Swan Award, and the Rachel Carson Award as well as the highest awards bestowed by the Sierra Club, the Environmental Law Institute, the Humane Society of the United States, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Council of America, the Global Environmental Facility of the United Nations, the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, the American Solar Energy Society, and the Commonwealth Club.

He has served on dozens of governing boards, including those of Stanford University, the World Resources Institute, the Federation of American Scientists, the Energy Foundation, Children Now, the National Programming Council for Public Television, the American Solar Energy Society, Greenpeace, CERES, and the Environmental Grantmakers Association. In 1999, Time magazine selected Hayes as one of its “Heroes of the Planet.” Life magazine selected him in 1990 as a member of “The Life 100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century.” He has been profiled as “Newsmaker of the week” by ABC News and by the New York Times.

Hayes wrote "Rays of Hope: The Transition to a Post-Petroleum World" and, together with his spouse, Gail Boyer Hayes, co-authored "COWED: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment."

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Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment

Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment

The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair

The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair

Rays of Hope (Norton Worldwatch Books)

Rays of Hope (Norton Worldwatch Books)

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Organizer of the First Earth Day; CEO of The Bullitt Foundation

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Denis Hayes Biography

As CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, Denis Hayes 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 successful commercial enterprise.

Hayes was the principal national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970, and he took the event international in 1990. It is now the most-widely-observed secular holiday in the world. He is now board chair emeritus of the international Earth Day Network. During the Carter Administration, Hayes was the director of the federal Solar Energy Research Institute—since renamed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Over his career, Hayes has been special assistant to the Governor of Illinois for natural resources and the environment; senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute; adjunct professor of energy engineering and human biology at Stanford University; Regents’ Professor of Natural Resources at the University of California at Santa Cruz; and a Silicon Valley lawyer at the Cooley firm. Hayes has been a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC and at the Bellagio Center in Italy, as well as a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow of the Bosch Foundation.

Hayes has received the national Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the Ridenhour Courage Prize, an inaugural Green Swan Award, and the Rachel Carson Award as well as the highest awards bestowed by the Sierra Club, the Environmental Law Institute, the Humane Society of the United States, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Council of America, the Global Environmental Facility of the United Nations, the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, the American Solar Energy Society, and the Commonwealth Club.

He has served on dozens of governing boards, including those of Stanford University, the World Resources Institute, the Federation of American Scientists, the Energy Foundation, Children Now, the National Programming Council for Public Television, the American Solar Energy Society, Greenpeace, CERES, and the Environmental Grantmakers Association. In 1999, Time magazine selected Hayes as one of its “Heroes of the Planet.” Life magazine selected him in 1990 as a member of “The Life 100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century.” He has been profiled as “Newsmaker of the week” by ABC News and by the New York Times.

Hayes wrote "Rays of Hope: The Transition to a Post-Petroleum World" and, together with his spouse, Gail Boyer Hayes, co-authored "COWED: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment."

Denis Hayes Videos

  • Environmental advocate Denis Hayes on Earth Day: Extended Interview
    Listen to the extended interview with environmental advocate Denis Hayes on Earth Day. He became known in 1970 as the coordinator for the first Earth...
  • New Horizons in Conservation 2019: Denis Hayes
    New Horizons in Conservation conference, April 26, 2019: Denis Hayes, the Principal Organizer of the first Earth Day (1970) and the President and...
  • Denis Hayes - Defending the Planet
    Denis Hayes, chairman of Earth Day Network, talks about defending our planet.

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  • How to book Denis Hayes?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Denis Hayes for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Denis Hayes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Denis Hayes or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Denis Hayes?

    Booking fees for Denis Hayes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Denis Hayes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Denis Hayes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Denis Hayes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Denis Hayes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Denis Hayes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Denis Hayes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Denis Hayes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Denis Hayes for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Denis Hayes generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ed Begley Jr., Rick Ridgeway, Ian Bowles, Mark Tercek and Philippe Cousteau. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Denis Hayes for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Denis Hayes Speaker Videos

  • Environmental advocate Denis Hayes on Earth Day: Extended Interview
    Listen to the extended interview with environmental advocate Denis Hayes on Earth Day. He became known in 1970 as the coordinator for the first Earth Day.
    New Horizons in Conservation 2019: Denis Hayes
    New Horizons in Conservation conference, April 26, 2019: Denis Hayes, the Principal Organizer of the first Earth Day (1970) and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bullitt Foundation,...
  • Denis Hayes - Defending the Planet
    Denis Hayes, chairman of Earth Day Network, talks about defending our planet.

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