Contact the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum:

SWMSBF Assistant
Marley McVey

swmsbf@naturecenter.org • (269) 381-1574
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Are you a commercial lender? We are offering a free session to help you learn how to use the newly-passed PACE legislation to grow your business lending business. Registration is free but required.  Click  here for details on this Aug. 14 informational session.

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!  

Save the Date for Project Zero!

 


Kick-Off Event

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Location: Kalamazoo College Arcus Center
Lunch and Program: Noon-2PM
Working Session: 2:30-4:30PM
Beverages (cash bar) and Tour: 4:30-?
Pricing: $20 SWMSBF members, $30 non-members

Register here by August 28.

Kalamazoo College Arcus Center
205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI


Panelists:
Erin Augustine, Kellogg
Paul Manstrom, Kalamazoo College
Ryan Smith, Landscape Forms
Chadwick Learned, Republic Services
Justin Swan, MI Compost

Project Zero: A Business Case for Zero Waste is an exciting initiative offered by the SWMSBF to bring the community together (members, waste haulers, etc.) to learn about innovative waste management strategies and grow collective, and individual, journeys toward zero waste while upholding our commitment to sustainability for the Kalamazoo community.


Please join us at the Project Zero kickoff event to learn more about local businesses that are setting goals to reduce their waste, measuring and reducing waste to landfill, or making money from recycling. Stay for the working session to help us define the vision, purpose, goals and structure of this initiative, and join us for drinks and a tour of Kalamazoo College's waste and recycling activities immediately following the working session. All businesses will have 2 weeks to opt-in to be apart of the project and we hope to see everyone there! 

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Featured Member

Featured Member:  Envirologic Technologies Inc.

Envirologic is proud to be a Charter Member of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum. Company President Jeff Hawkins, served on the founding committee and the inaugural Board of Directors. Currently David Warwick, Envirologic Vice President, serves on the Board of Directors and was tapped President Elect for 2016. Our mission parallels that of SWMSBF to promote business practices which demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility.

For over 25 years, Envirologic Technologies Inc. has served as a full service environmental consulting and services firm dedicated to assisting the regulated community in many facets of the environment. Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Envirologic provides support for brownfield redevelopment, environmental investigation and remediation, regulatory compliance, due diligence, ecological and field services throughout Michigan, the Great Lakes Region, and other states.

The scope of environmental regulations has grown increasingly complex, time-consuming, and burdensome. Our mission is to manage the regulatory details that threaten to overwhelm municipal, commercial, utility and industrial operations.

Our team of 24 professionals demonstrate an unwavering desire to remain abreast of the latest trends, -regulatory fluctuations and best practices. The primary objective of Envirologic is to approach environmental issues and problems in a straightforward and cost effective manner, with emphasis on client interaction.

Envirologic's vision is to be a model of sustainability through our business practices. We view sustainability as a common sense practice that lessens our environmental impact, promotes a better quality of life and provides business success. We recently featured our sustainable office renovation in a blog which you can access here.

Learn more about Envirologic, our projects and staff on our website. And keep up with our updates, activities and projects by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Envirologic Contact:
David Warwick, Vice President, Co-owner
(269)342-1100 ext. 113
Email

 

        
 
The SWMSBF is a program of the Kalamazoo Nature Center

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