The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a virtual celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The public joined Stanford students, staff and faculty online to hear reflections on how far we have come since the first Earth Day in 1970 and what the next 50 years may hold for the future of the Earth.
The program included reflections from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, one of the original organizers of Earth Day, Denis Hayes and Stanford Engineering Professor, Perry L. McCarty who was at the first Earth Day celebration at Stanford. There was also a panel discussion featuring Stanford alumni working at the intersections of energy, sustainability and the environment. These emerging leaders shared their perspectives on progress made and what governments, companies, academics and private citizens can do to give the planet and people living on it the best hope for a bright and sustainable future.
Ken Alston, Director of Mobility and Energy Storage, New Energy Nexus and CalCEF Ventures
Olivia Ames, Stanford Undergraduate in Political Science
Chris Field, Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Denis Hayes, President and CEO, Bullitt Foundation
Perry L. McCarty, Professor, Stanford Civil & Environmental Engineering
Molly Morse, Chief Executive Officer, Mango Materials
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President, Stanford University
Terra Weeks, Senior Advisor to Chair David Hochschild, California Energy Commission
See more Earth Week events at Stanford's Celebrating Sustainability: Earth Day 2020 page.
Earth Day Future 50
Hosted by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020
Time: 1:30pm to 3pm
Location: Online event - please rsvp for more information
Contact: Athena Serapio, Conference Services Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org