NEWS & EVENTS

Upcoming Events 2017


Join us for a special Green Drinks movie night October 24!

Come see the documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Bell's Back Room.
More information available on the Green Drinks calendar.

 November 1: Charting a Course for Net Zero Energy
12-2PM Lunch and panel discussion
Registration now open

Clean energy in SW Michigan:
Four Elements Energy

in Encore Magazine

Michigan DEQ Events

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

 

Upcoming Events

November 1 SWMSBF Program
Charting a Course for Net Zero Energy
Benchmarking and Conservation Measures in Existing Commercial/Industrial Facilities
November 1, 12-2PM | Lunch & Panel


Are you lost at sea when it comes to energy use in your existing buildings? Auditing and benchmarking are the best ways to start charting your course towards net-zero energy. Hear from local and regional experts on how to save energy and improve your bottom line ­– both while positioning your facility to take maximum advantage of renewable energy in the future.

 

Green Drinks Movie Night October 24
Join us October 24 at Bell's Back Room for a free showing of the documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. It tells the inspiring story of heartland heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water. A discussion will follow the screening. This event is open to everyone and complimentary popcorn and snacks will be provided. See the Green Drinks calendar for more details. This event is FREE but space is limited. Please email swmsbf@naturecenter.org if you plan to attend. Walk-ins will be welcome as space permits!


 

Welcome to our newest SWMSBF Board members!


Brendan Molony
is a graduate of Aquinas College and Sustainability Coordinator for the Bronson Healthcare Group. Focusing on waste reduction, mobility, green building design, local/healthy food, green cleaning, and smarter purchasing, Brendan has helped Bronson become one of the top 50 Green hospitals in the country. When he is not working on sustainability issues, you can find Brendan running on trails throughout Kalamazoo.

Michelle Wregglesworth is a project executive for Miller-Davis Company, a full-service construction company headquartered in Kalamazoo. Michele has 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including LEED certified projects at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. She has a degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a veteran of the US Army. She is LEED accredited and holds a certificate of management in Building Information Modeling (BIM).

  
Mark Lee is principal and founder of Better World Builders, LLC. To date, he and his team have retrofitted and corrected the performance of more than 1,500 homes and commercial buildings. Better World Builders recently received recognition from Michigan's Governor's Energy Excellence Awards for their work on a 1922 home in Kalamazoo. Mark's dream is to see Kalamazoo become the most sustainable community in the state of Michigan. He takes pride in living in the Great Lakes State, and when not busy with work, he enjoys biking, kayaking, and spending time with his wife and two daughters and their dog, Clementine.





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!  

 

Sustainable Business Forum Founders

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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

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