National Press Club

Original Earth Day organizer to preview 50th anniversary at Newsmaker event, April 22

April 19, 2019 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Earth Day's founding organizer Denis Hayes to speak at the National Press Club on April 22.

Earth Day's founding organizer Denis Hayes to speak at the National Press Club on April 22.

This year’s Earth Day will be marked on Monday, April 22, at the National Press Club with a Newsmaker event featuring one of the day’s original organizers, Denis Hayes.

The first Earth Day, held April 22, 1970, drew 20 million Americans to streets, parks, and auditoriums to protest environmental degradation. The event sparked the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Earth Day will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020.

Ahead of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary, Hayes will announce major global mobilization around the milestone, including the 2020 theme for Earth Day and “Vote for the Earth” and “Earth Challenge 2020” initiatives.

The Newsmaker Event will be held at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room and is open to credentialed media and Club members. Tickets are free of charge, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Upcoming Headliner Events

April 23, 12:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT Luncheon with National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow
April 26, 12:30 p.m. – Luncheon with Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich
May 17, 8:30 a.m. – Book Event with David Maraniss, author of “A Good American Family”