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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

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 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
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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 Drinks at On The River Tavern
Wednesday September 17th 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!

 On The River Tavern
600 Fishermans Rd
Saint Joseph, MI 49085


No registration required

Visit them on the web:
http://sjotr.com/
 Green Transportation Event
Traffic, Transportation Trails: What can we do about it?

Join us on Thursday, September 25 from 11:30am -1pm for a Round Table Discussion and lunch with area experts on transportation developments and opportunities.  You will have an opportunity to voice your concerns or praise for the public transportation offered in Michigan’s Great Southwest as well a take part in a discussion of what the future holds and what we can do to help. 

With speakers that included: 
• John Lindemeyer- Michigan League of Bicyclists
• Derrick James - Amtrak - Sustainability Efforts
• John Houseal- Housel & Lavigne -transit friendly spaces and Community planner.
• Gordon McKay, Indian Trails - Bus Travel
Thursday, September 25 from 11:30 am -1:00 pm 

Located at: Harbor Grand 111 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117
 

This event includes lunch and it costs: Click below to register: 

$15 for members 

$25 for non-members 

Cash or checks accepted at the door.


If you have questions or would like to 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. 
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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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