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Fall Lecture Series – Aaron Mair 10/1

October 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Mair is the director of the Forever Adirondacks campaign of the Adirondack Council. He is a retired New York State Department of Health epidemiological-spatial analyst and Environmental Justice pioneer and was the 57th president of the nation’s oldest and largest environmental organization, the Sierra Club.

As an advocate for environmental justice and activist in Albany’s Arbor Hill community, he was responsible for the creation of the W. Haywood Burns Environmental Education Center and the Arbor Hill Environmental Justice Corporation.

He is a graduate of, and holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from, Binghamton University. Mair also trained at Rhode Island’s Naval Education and Training Center and attended the American University in Cairo.

Mair was a delegate to the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, Durban; pioneering member of the National Black Environmental Justice Network; National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in Washington DC; a founding member of Friends of Clean Hudson that led the successful fight to dredge PCBs from the Hudson River; and received an EPA Environmental Quality Award for his efforts. Mair was a NYLCV board member, and was the Environmental Justice expert witness for the Sloop Clearwater’s Environmental Justice Contention at Indian Point Relicensing Hearings in front of Atomic Safety Licensing Board.

The Lecture series is sponsored by the Adirondack Council and is free to students from Paul Smith’s College and NCCC,


October 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Paul Smith’s VIC
8023 State Route 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970 United States
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