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Monday, March 7, 2011

The Adirondack Research Consortium Welcomes Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben will be the Keynote Speaker at the 18th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks this May 18th and 19th, 2011 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. His talk is titled "Bracing for Change: Resilience, Durability, and the Changing Climate”.

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming and alternative energy and advocates for more localized economies. In 2010 the Boston Globe called him "probably the nation's leading environmentalist" and Time magazine described him as "the world's best green journalist. In 2009 he led the organization of 350.org , which coordinated what Foreign Policy magazine called "the largest ever global coordinated rally of any kind," with 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries. Bill is guest columnist for several publications and is the author of several books including the End of Nature and his newest book EAARTH.

For complete conference program and registration information go to adkresearch.org or contact Dan Fitts at 518-327-6276.

Commissioner Martens to Speak at Annual Conference on the Adirondacks

The Hon. Joseph J. Martens, Commissioner, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, will be a featured speaker at the 18th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks this May 18th and 19th, 2011 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.
Since 1998, Mr. Martens has served as President of the Open Space Institute, directing and overseeing land acquisition, sustainable development, historic preservation and farmland protection. Previously, Mr. Martens served as Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Energy and the Environment from 1992-94 and before that Assistant Secretary from 1990-92. He is the Chair of the Olympic Regional Development Authority and also chairs the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation. Mr. Martens studied Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received an M.S. in Resource Management from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.
Complete Conference program and registration information is available at adkresearch.org, or by calling Dan Fitts at 518-327-6276.