Party for the Planet 2017

Honoring Walt and Kay Hays for their lifelong efforts to secure a healthy and peaceful planet for generations to come.

We had a wonderful night of celebrating the lifetime achievements of Walt and Kay Hays, raising funds to support Acterra’s environmental programs, and dancing to the tunes of the People Power Band! Most importantly, we connected as a community, and that’s really what all of this is about. Please enjoy our album of photos that were taken during the festivities.

We thank our photographer, Amy Alden, of Special Spectrum Photography. We also thank Ariane Erickson of Acterra for snapping great shots as well!

View the Tribute Video for Walt and Kay Hays


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The People Power Band
Acterra thanks the People Power Band for playing again this year at Party for the Planet!

The People Power Band is a soulful mix of lushly orchestrated horns, strings, vocals and rhythms, and comprised of some of the Bay Area's best talent including Grammy Award-winning Tenor Sax player, Ben Torres and Jeffrey Wash, PPB's music director who's backed up singers from "The Voice" and "American Idol" and worked with many artists including Huey Lewis, Michael Bolton, and Amanda Brown.  With a repertoire that includes everything from classics from Stevie Wonder, the Beatles and the Tower of Power to modern hits by Avicii, Pink, and Bruno Mars, the People Power Band is sure to inspire a fun night!