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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


Green Drinks at Sand Bar & Grille

Join us on Wednesday March 18th 2015 from 5pm-7pm

Join us for Green Drinks with host from LMC 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!
No RSVP required!

Located at:
Sand Bar & Grille 2701 Lakeshore Dr., St. Joseph, MI 49085

For more information visit: www.thesandbarandgrille.com

Meijer's Sustainability Journey Lunch & Learn Event

Thursday March 26th, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Erik A. Petrovskis, PhD, PE, Meijer’s Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

Meijer is a family-owned company with stores throughout Michigan and the mid-west. Meijer “strives to make green business choices by building safe, energy efficient, environmentally friendly stores, distribution centers, and offices”.

Mr. Petrovskis will provide an overview of Meijer’s sustainability initiatives and the criteria used in the building and remodeling of its stores. Focus will be given to the LEED certified construction techniques used when the local Stevensville Meijer store was built in 2011

Lakehouse by Cravings 3029 Lakeshore Drive St. Joseph, MI

Click here to view the flyer! 

Free to attend for members
$5 for non-members
Order/self-pay lunch from menu.

(Limited to first 40 people)
Call 269-588-0222
Email info@mgssbf.org

 Join us for Earth Day"Green Drinks" and an open house at Sarett Nature Center with Michigan's Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum!

Taking place on Wednesday, April 22 from 5pm-7pm
Learn about the history of Earth Day, see what new and exciting things Sarett is up to and socialize with others from around the region for great networking and conversation about all things sustainable! Admission is free and drinks will be sold for a small fee. Adults only, please.

Located at: Sarett Nature Center 2300 N Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
To learn more about Sarett visit!

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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