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Princeton Class of 1976

About the Class of '76 Green Business Plan Competition

The Princeton University Class of 1976 is working in cooperation with Princeton Environmental Institute, Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club to foster environmental entrepreneurship among Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students through the Class of '76 Green Business Plan Competition.

The Class of '76 Green Business Plan Competition is funded under the Spirit of Service '76 Environmental initiative. Ninety members of the Princeton University Class of '76 are involved as donors, volunteers or both. The initiative's objectives are to spur Princeton University student innovation, prepare them for leadership roles, and to support workable projects addressing critical environmental needs. In 2011, members of the Class of '76 donated $10,000 in Cash Awards to help seed new ventures by Princeton students which address pressing environmental issues facing our world.

The Green Business Plan Competition was co-chaired by Jane Kenney Austin '76, Joe Heyison '76, and Rita Ormasa '76, in cooperation with Princeton Environmental Institute, Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club.

Illa Brown '76 and Mimi Murley '76 are co-founders and co-chairs of the Spirit of Service '76. They have provided the vision and leadership to the Class of '76 Environmental initiative, which includes the Class of '76 Green Business Plan Competition and Environmental Speakers Series.

The judges were members of the Class of '76 with diverse backgrounds: Jane Kenney, Tom Hewson, Joe Heyison, Paul Hutton, John Irwin, Constance Melrose, Ken Moch, Rita Ormasa, Tom Pyle, and Brad Swanson. (See the 2011 Green Business Plan Competition program for judges' bios.)

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For more information or questions regarding the competition, contact green76@princeton.edu.

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