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2020 ELI Environmental Achievement Award Ceremony

ELI presented the 2020 Environmental Achievement Award to Denis Hayes, organizer of the first Earth Day in a virtual ceremony on October 15, 2020.

Denis Hayes

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) presented its 2020 Environmental Achievement Award to Denis Hayes, the organizer of the first Earth Day and current president of the Bullitt Foundation, in recognition of his visionary leadership and outstanding environmental stewardship over a most distinguished career.

Denis Hayes is perhaps best known as the principal national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 and founder of the Earth Day Network. A springboard to many initiatives that have greatly advanced environmental quality, Earth Day has become the most widely observed secular holiday in the world, and Hayes is recognized internationally for expanding the Earth Day Network to more than 190 nations. He now serves as President of the Bullitt Foundation, a position he has held since 1992. A recognized leader in environmental and energy policy in the Pacific Northwest, the Bullitt Foundation applies ecological principles to the design of healthy, resilient human ecosystems.

 

Watch a recap of our streamed virtual event honoring Denis Hayes

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GOLD

Anonymous

Arnold & Porter LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Earthjustice

Exelon Corporation

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

IBM

King & Spalding LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Pfizer

Sidley Austin LLP 

 

SILVER

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

BNSF Railway

Bracewell LLP

Center for Climate & Energy Solutions

Climate Leadership Council

Crowell & Moring LLP

Danaher Corporation

Environmental Defense Fund

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Geosyntec Consultants

Hess Corporation

Jenner & Block LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Laurie Burt, LLC

Paul Hastings LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Stoel Rives LLP

Wiley Rein LLP

WilmerHale

 

BRONZE

SUPPORTER

Michael Traynor

Southern Environmental Law Center