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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


 Container Home Tour

Join Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum for a container home tour right here is southwest Michigan! We will get a tour of the container home from Green Span Construction located in Benton Harbor, Michigan along with green building tips too.

This event takes place on Wed. October 7th 2015 from 5pm to 7 pm.

Located at:560 Warwick Terrace Benton Harbor, MI 49022 
Please park along the street. 

To view the flyer click here! 

Please RSVP in advance below: 

The cost is $5 for members 

 If you have any questions, please contact us at info@mgssbf.org or at 269-588-0222

RSVP to Greening the Business
Seminar & Lunch!

Important information for all business types and sizes! Register below. 
WHEN: Friday, October 23, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rays on the Green Restaurant at Berrien Hills Golf Club, 690 W. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Lunch will be served.

To view the Flyer and Agenda Please Click here!
Have you ever thought about forming a Green Team, starting a recycling program at work, exploring your energy and water use, or sparking employee wellness to create a healthier workplace?  The Greening your Business Seminar will give you the motivation and tools to get started down that greener pathway.  This ½ day seminar has something for everyone, for every type of business, big and small.  Experts from around West Michigan will clarify what “Greening your Business” means, give you step-by-step instructions to take ideas and put them into action, and demonstrate successful stories from local businesses.

Keynote: Develop a Winning Green Team in 4 Easy Steps.  Speaker: Matt Biolette, Michigan Recycling Coalition Board Member and Municipal Services Manager with Republic Services.

To register online, click below
Cost: $35 for Members
$45 for Non-Members ;
Members include all employees from each member businesses.

Or call 269-588-0222 or email info@mgssbf.org 

Registration rate increases an additional $10 after October 14

Thank You to Event Sponsor: Whirlpool Corporation.

 Green Drinks – Rays on the Green at Berrien Hills Golf Club

WHEN: Friday, October 23, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Rays on the Green Restaurant at Berrien Hills Golf Club, 690 W. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Everyone is welcome at Green Drinks - a fun, social, networking opportunity.  Free to attend.  Stick around after the Greening your Business Seminar for Green Drinks; or join in the fun after work.  Make connections, make friends, have fun at Green Drinks!  
RSVP: is appreciated but not required. Call 269-588-0222 or email info@mgssbf.org.

Note:  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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