Aaron Mair

Sierra Club

Aaron Mair is an epidemiological-spatial analyst and environmentalist who lives in Schenectady and founder of Mair Magaw Information Systems. He is an environmental justice, reapportionment, diversity & equity policy expert who holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from SUNY Binghamton. He trained at Rhode Island's Naval Education and Training Center and attended The American University in Cairo.

As an advocate for environmental justice, Aaron founded the W. Haywood Burns Environmental Education Center and the Arbor Hill Environmental Justice Corporation and served as the 57th President of the Sierra Club. While in the Sierra Club for nearly 20 years, Aaron held many other leadership positions in the Club involved with Climate change policy, Human Rights, Diversity, Environmental Justice, and Water Quality. In addition, he has served as a Board member of the NY League of Conservation Voters, participated as a member of Friends of Clean Hudson, and received an EPA Environmental Quality Award in 2000 for cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the Hudson River.

Aaron currently serves as a Board of Directors for the National Sierra Club, Pete Seeger’s Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, ECOS, & Bloomberg 2020 environmental advisor.

Aaron Mair is an expert intersectional public speaker on environmental policy, land use, brownfields, diversity, equity, and inclusion, organization culture change, voting rights and reapportionment.

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