Contact the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum:

Chris Lockhart • (269) 381-1574 ext. 14

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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!

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

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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


The SWMSBF is a program of the Kalamazoo Nature Center

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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

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