Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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(rescheduled from April 5th)


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It is free and open to the public. Direct link and password to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time.




 New York State as a Leader in Environmental Protection

Tuesday, April 26
12:30 p.m.

Protection of the environment has become one of the most critical issues of our time. Environmental policies developed in New York State have set national and international precedents. Join New York State Archivist Tom Ruller and "Forever Adirondacks" Director of the Adirondack Council Aaron Mair as they discuss the history of environmental affairs reflected in records preserved at the State Archives and how, for over 125 years, New York has taken steps to steward our natural environment.

About The speakers

Aaron Mair joined the Adirondack Council as "Forever Adirondacks" Director in May 2021. He is an environmental justice pioneer who has worked over the last 40 years in the spaces of health, environment, climate change disparities, and wilderness protection. He is an urban environmental activist and a regional and national environmental justice organizer and strategist who has advised two presidents and Congress, served on the national board of directors of the Sierra Club as its 57th president, and as the New York State Atlantic Chapter Chair. 

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Thomas J. Ruller has held the position of New York State Archivist since 2015. He has been an active professional and is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews on the use of technology in Archives and the preservation of records in electronic form.   He has been a consultant for several State governments and other organizations focusing on electronic records management and preservation.

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A direct link and password to digital meeting space will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time. Contact aptrust@nysed.gov with questions or in need of assistance.