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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!!! 
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 Michigan Sustainability Legislative Update and Annual Meeting

Friday, February 6th, 2015  from 7:00 am – 9:00 am 

Keynote speaker James Clift is the Policy Director at Michigan Environmental Council, where he coordinates work on clean energy, air quality, water protection and public health.

- James Clift, Policy Director, Michigan Environmental Council 
- Al Pscholka, State Representative 
- Aric Nesbitt, State Representative 
- Dan Scripps, President of Energy Innovation Business Council
with updates regarding sustainability issues facing Michigan! With John Harris as the moderator again. 

Topics will include: Energy, Agriculture,  Local Food Recycling, Transportation, Water

This is your chance to ask questions of your legislators about what they can do to help your triple bottom line.

• 7:00am Doors Open, Breakfast & Networking 
• 7:30am Introductions & MGSSBF Overview 
• 7:40am MGSSBF Award Presentation 
• 7:45am Keynote Speaker James Clift 
• 8:10am Legislative Panel Moderated by John Harris

Lake Michigan College Career and Workforce Education & Indiana University South Bend

Click here to view or print the flyer!

Registration payment below:
$15 member
$25 nonmembers 
Breakfast will be provided

Mendel Center 
Room # F 117 
Lake Michigan College
2755 E Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI

Or Membership Information
Call 269-588-0222
Email info@mgssbf.org

RSVP required!

Green Drinks at Planks 

Wednesday February 18th 2015 from 5pm-7pm 

Join us for Green Drinks with host from Whirlpool 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:
The Inn At Harbor Shores, 800 Whitwam Drive, St. Joseph, MI 49085
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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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