Contact the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum:

Chris Lockhart
swmsbf@naturecenter.org 
(269) 381-1574 ext. 14


Want to be a featured member on our home page? Contact: 
swmsbf@naturecenter.org

 

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY TOUR AT FT. CUSTER Lunch included. Tour solar array and wind funnel energy installations at Ft. Custer! Join us for lunch and a tour of the alternative energy sources used at Ft. Custer. Representatives from Ft. Custer and from the solar and wind companies who installed the arrays will be on hand to answer questions. ATTENTION: Because this is at a military installation, everyone MUST register ahead of time. An accurate roster of attendees must be given to Ft. Custer in advance of the program. Absolutely no late registrations or walk-ins will be allowed. Plan ahead for this one! REGISTRATION BELOW --

Thank you for having us, Kalamazoo Rotary!

ROTARY PRESENTATION
On August 1, the SWMSBF was invited to present its initiative "Project Zero" at a meeting of the Kalamazoo Rotary Club. The topic generated much interest among the group. Erin Augustine of Kellogg's (SWMSBF Program Committee Chair) and Marley McVey of FTC&H did a great job informing the Club about this community initiative. Thank you for having us, Kalamazoo Rotary! 
    

Kalsec Composting Tour and lunch at the Nature Center!

Thank you to those who came to our lunch and tour of Kalsec's composting facility!


On June 22, many of you joined us for lunch at the Nature Center to learn from Kalsec representatives about their own composting operation. After lunch we toured the nearby composting facility! Thank you Kalsec, and thank you, participants!
 

Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum are to fulfill its mission as stewards in our community.

The SWMSBF and member organizations will endeavor to:

•  Promote sustainability as business practices that encompass the environment, economy and social responsibility.
•  Strive to surpass conformance to environmental regulations using compliance as the minimum standard.  
•  Follow the waste hierarchy of eliminate, reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, incinerate, and landfill.
•  Develop awareness programs and practices, and implement technologies that safeguard and preserve the environment.
•  Identify the environmental impacts of facilities and materials used in our products, processes and services in order to minimize environmental impact.
•  Encourage environmental organizations, businesses and governmental agencies to cooperate on common issues. 
•  Create opportunities to expand the Forum's concept into a national network of sustainable business forums.

The mission of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is to promote business practices which demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility. 

You are invited to join the SWMSBF today!  

Featured Member

(If your business would like to be a featured member in this spot, please contact Chris at clockhart@naturecenter.org)

Sustainable Business Forum Founders .

Link to Aggregate    

Link to Kellogg      Link to Perrigo

 Link to the Kalamazoo Nature Center 

The SWMSBF is a program of the Kalamazoo Nature Center.


Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum  •  c/o Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 N Westnedge Ave  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009

| Phone (269) 381-1574  •  Fax (269) 381-2557