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Spring 2011-2012
ENV 324 / EGR 324   na, npdf

Environmental Entrepreneurship

Gregory E. van der Vink


Students will learn the process for developing and operating a business in our economy's fastest growing field -- green business. Opportunities for profitable businesses will be identified and researched. The concepts of environmental stewardship and sustainability will be assessed together with market forces and economic development. Market analysis, organizational structures, management tools,and financial models will be constructed and evaluated both from the role of the entrepreneur and the investor. Students will produce environmentally-sustainable, socially responsible, and profitable business plans worthy of attracting investors.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Course readings tailored to the business sector of each group will be drawn from the scientific, social, economic, and business literature. Each week students distribute the results of their work to the class and identify tasks for the following week. Weekly exercises, a finalized business plan that includes a market analysis, feasibility assessment, and financial model, and an oral presentation are required.

Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Other information:
Individual student groups will be required to meet with the Professor outside of weekly class time to discuss their business plans. This course may fulfill a social science cognate for the ENV Certificate Program. Those students interested in enrolling should e-mail Angela Petsis ( for an application by Tuesday, November 22nd.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43238 L01 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm M   Guyot Hall   155   Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed