Denis Hayes

Denis Hayes was national coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970. He now chairs the international Earth Day Network and is president of the Bullitt Foundation.

Climate & Energy

Come to the largest climate rally ever on the D.C. mall on April 25

Guest blogger Denis Hayes was national coordinator for the first Earth Day in 1970, and director of the federal Solar Energy Research Institute from 1979 to 1981. He is now president of the Bullitt Foundation and international chair of Earth …

Climate & Energy

Elizabeth Kolbert’s Field Notes From a Catastrophe gives climate change a human face

Elizabeth Kolbert began building a fan base among political junkies with a series of vivid New Yorker profiles that were collected in 2004’s The Prophet of Love. Ranging from George Pataki and Hillary Clinton to Regis Philbin and Al Sharpton, …


Veteran environmental leader gives Kerry the green light

Ted gets Kerry-ed away. Photo: Lou Dematteis, Kerry for President. A mischievous grin spread across John Kerry’s face last week as he was introducing Ted Kennedy, his fellow Massachusetts senator, to an Iowa crowd. It caught my eye because I …

Climate & Energy

How the U.S. government could push solar power into the big time

The environmental movement has displayed remarkable strength since the first Earth Day in 1970. It has battled heroically to safeguard the world's health, diversity, and beauty, and it has been astonishingly successful. However, as the Earth's odometer rolls over into …