SAN FRANCISCO, CA –- Mike Richter, a former pro hockey goaltender and environmental entrepreneur has joined the Sierra Club Foundation Board of Directors.

After completing his 15-year NHL career wiith the New York Rangers, Richter got involved in businesses focused on renewable and clean energy technologies.

“Mike’s Foundation support and presence at events has been incredible,” said Sierra Club Foundation Executive Director Peter Martin. “In his new role, we’re looking to Mike to take our advocacy and outreach in the New York area to the next level. Also, we’re looking forward to working with Mike in fostering stronger ties with the sports world.”

“I’m overjoyed that my success in the NHL, my experience in green business ventures and my commitment to the environment is intersecting in a venue where I can add a fresh perspective,” said Richter. “For years I’ve supported the Sierra Club’s mission to explore, enjoy and protect the planet, and it is with great pleasure that I accept a position on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.”

Richter was a member of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion Rangers. He was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008. He is a partner of Healthy Planet Partners, a project finance fund which finances and manages the deployment of renewable energy technologies and energy saving retrofits for sports facilities.

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