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Michigan's Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum (MGSSBF) 

MGSSBF's Mission is to be an information source, and force, for merging environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic strength.

A sustainable business is one that creates profits for its shareholders while protecting the environment and improving the lives for those with whom it interacts. 

The Triple Bottom Line
is the term that Sustainable Businesses use to measure and stay balanced between three areas:

1.  Environment:  Air Quality, Water Quality, Energy Usage, Waste Produced, etc.
2.  Social:  Labor practices, Community Impacts, Human Rights, Product Responsibility, etc.
3.  Economic:  Sales, Profits, Return on Investment, Cash Flow, Jobs Created, etc.

MGSSBF is a 501(c) 3 organization and happily and gratefully accepts donations in support of our sustainability and education efforts. Contributions may be mailed to MGSSBF, PO Box 513, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

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All MGSSBF Events are Open to Members and Non-Members!!! 
View MGSSBF Calendar of Events



Upcoming Green Lunch on Composting!
Wednesday August 6th from 12:00PM -1:00PM

With guest speaker Beth Clawson from Michigan State University Extensions. She will be addressing our group on Commercial Composting! Everyone is welcome to attend this event!
 Located at: Inn at Harbor Shores 800 Whitwam Drive St. Joseph, MI 49085 
You can go in the front door of the Inn

All people will pay for their lunches. 
A $5 charge for non members will be accepted at sign in. Cash or checks accepted at the door.

Please RSVP by email if you plan on attending to info@mgssbf.org or call 269-588-0222
Green Drinks at the Round Barn Public House!
Wednesday August 20th from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for Green Drinks with host Becky and others from around the region for great networking and conversation about all things sustainable, as well as local beer, wine, food specials, and fun. Everyone is welcome. We’ll see you there!
Location: Round Barn Public House
 9151 1st St, Baroda, MI 49101

No registration required
 Solar Flair! The power of southwest Michigan
A Joint Meeting with the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum AND Michigan's Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum
Interested in a solar project? This event will give you an overview of current legislative conditions that support solar projects, a basic understanding of the solar installation process, and an owner perspective on the benefits of existing solar installations in Southwest Michigan. In addition to the lunch event, registered participants will be provided with a list of local solar installations to tour on their own prior to the event. 
Featured speaker include:
  • Art Toy, Four Elements Energy
  • Dan Scripps, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council
  • Mike Linsea, Solar Winds Power Systems

 When: Thurs., Sept. 4, 2014 12:00pm-1:30 pm

Where: Van Buren Conference Center in Lawrence
490 S Paw Paw St
Lawrence,MI  49064
Click here for directions

Event Fee (includes lunch): SWMSBF and MGSSBF members: $20
Non-members: $30

Click here to register! You will be registering through our partnering business forum!
 Green Transportation Event
With speakers that included: 
• Milan Kluko from Green Spirit Farms who will be talking about food miles.
• Derrick James Amtrak - Sustainability Efforts
• John Houseal from Houseal Lavigne Associates 
• Chuck Garasic, Friends of HC Trails - SW Mich/HC Bike Trails
• Gordon McKay, Indian Trails - Bus Travel
More information Coming Soon.
Please RSVP by email if you plan on attending to info@mgssbf.org or call 269-588-0222 

Note: Green Lunches are scheduled regularly with dates to include Feb 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, August 6, October 1, and November 5.   Please return regularly as topics and locations will be
updated frequently. 

Great Gift Idea!
The MGSSBF mugs are in & ready to be put to use! What better way to start your morning then with a MGSSBF mug?! Your donation to our organization will get this mug in your hands... a suggested value of $15.00. These mugs are made from 100% U.S. Corn Plastic with food-safe dyes and will be available at our upcoming events.Thank you in advance for supporting MGSSBF!

Email Info@mgssbf.org for more information!



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