Clark College Foundation presents virtual event on creating super green cities on Feb. 23

Notable alumnus Denis Hayes to give presentation on forging sustainable cities

VANCOUVER — Join the Clark College Foundation as alumnus Denis Hayes from the class of 1964 talks about how the Pacific Northwest can take the lead in building healthy human ecosystems during this virtual event.

Hayes was the inspirational organizer of the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, an event that excited 20 million people to gather in cities across the United States. Today, as the CEO of the Pacific Northwest conservation group Bullitt Foundation, the innovator focuses on how to build resilient cities with green, living buildings that rely less on petroleum resources. 

Denis Hayes focuses on how to build resilient cities with green, living buildings that rely less on petroleum resources. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com
Denis Hayes focuses on how to build resilient cities with green, living buildings that rely less on petroleum resources. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com

He is steadfast in his belief that people can create technological innovations to solve environmental challenges. In doing so, he believes we can pass on a diverse, habitable planet to the next generation.

Hayes leads an effort to steer major cities in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to follow sustainable paths. The Bullitt 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 operates commercially.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend. The virtual event is on Feb. 23, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  

You can login and register at https://www.clarkcollegefoundation.org/super-green-cities/. Questions for Hayes can also be submitted ahead of time at the same link. 

Information provided by the Clark College Foundation

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