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Media Advisory: UAlbany, National Grid Team Up to Promote Energy Conservation
UAlbany hosts Denis Hayes, national coordinator of the first Earth Day, for a lecture sponsored by National Grid as part of the company's "The power of action" speaker series.
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 9, 2009) -- The University at Albany will announce its Intersession Energy Savings, launched to achieve cost reductions and decrease the campus' energy consumption as part of its ongoing environmental sustainability campaign. In conjunction with the announcement, UAlbany will host Denis Hayes, national coordinator of the first Earth Day, for a lecture sponsored by National Grid as part of the company's "The power of action" speaker series.
- Denis Hayes, National Coordinator of the first Earth Day
- Kathryn Lowery, UAlbany Vice President of Finance and Business
- William J. Flaherty, Regional Executive Director for National Grid
- Mary Ellen Mallia, UAlbany Director of Environmental Sustainability
- Matt Ryan, student and UAlbany Environmental Sustainability Task Force member
Monday, February 9, 2009
Free and open to the public
D'Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Building, University at Albany uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany
As national coordinator of the first Earth Day, Denis Hayes has been at the core of the modern environmental movement since its launch. As a foundation president, attorney, lobbyist, Stanford professor, grassroots organizer, and the youngest director of a national laboratory in the nation’s history Hayes has spent much of his life battling for a cleaner Earth. Hayes was selected by Time Magazine as one of its 100 "Heroes for the Planet" and has been awarded the highest awards offered by the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Council of America, American Solar Energy Society, and the Humane Society of the United States.
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