Membership in Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

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!  

Membership Benefits

Membership Levels & Benefits 

Any company, government agency, or non-profit organization conducting business in South West Michigan that subscribes to the Mission Statement and Guiding Principles of the Sustainable Business Forum is eligible to apply for membership.  
Associate Member designation is open to individuals who shall be entitled to all the rights of members except that they have no voting rights on general issues or in elections of the board.  They may not serve on the Board or serve as officers of the organization.

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Levels and Annual Dues

Annual dues will be due January 1st, or at the time of application for a new member.  For members and associate members who join after August 31, payment of the annual dues upon application shall satisfy the dues requirement for the balance of the year and for the following calendar year.

$50 • Business with 10 or fewer employees
$100 • Business with 11 to 50 employees
$150 • Business with 51 to 100 employees
$300 • Business with 101 to 500 employees
$500 • Business with over 501 employees
$50 • Associate Member (no voting rights)

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.

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