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Earth Day Future 50: A Celebration (Virtual Event)

Sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.


Monday, April 20, 2020
01:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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Please note: Due to the global health situation with COVID-19, also called the coronavirus, this event will now be live-streamed only. You will receive more information for the live-stream weblink after you RSVP.

Join the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment for a virtual celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The public is welcome to join Stanford students, staff and faculty as we gather 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 will include 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 will also be a panel discussion featuring Stanford alumni working at the intersections of energy, sustainability and the environment. These emerging leaders will share 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
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 Comission

See other Earth Week events taking place on campus at Stanford's  Celebrating Sustainability: Earth Day 2020 page.

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