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Defend the Hudson:
MIKE RICHTER Mike enjoyed a successful 15 year professional athletic career for the New York Rangers where he was a three time NHL All-Star and in 1994 led the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup Championship in 54 years. Mr. Richter also represented the United States on numerous international competitions including three Olympic teams, earning World Cup gold in 1996 where he was named tournament MVP and an Olympic Silver Medal in 2002. In 2004 his jersey was retired by the New York Rangers and hangs in Madison Square Garden.
After retiring from the NHL, Mr. Richter enrolled in Yale University and received his degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics with a concentration in Environmental Policy. He was also a founding partner at Environmental Capital Partners, a $100M Private Equity Fund focusing on resource efficiency.
Mr. Richter currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, as well as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Sierra Club. He recently began collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council in their efforts to bring best ecological practices to the sports industry, and launched Athletes for a Healthy Planet, an organization dedicated to fostering an understanding of the connection of environmental issues to human health, economy, social justice, and well-being. He is the chairman of the new Aspen Institute’s Sport and Society Program dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of athletic participation in society as well as the NHL Ambassador to Beyond Sport, an NGO chaired by Tony Blair whose mission is to use the power of sport to promote social change. He is a member of the 2010 class of Aspen Institute Catto Environmental Fellows.
Mike’s current venture, Healthy Planet Partners, a project finance fund which finances and manages the deployment of renewable energy technologies and energy saving retrofits for sports facilities of all sizes, ranging from professional stadiums to high school and municipal athletic complexes in order to and reduce both their operating costs and ecological footprint.