Home Page

Home Page

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.

Let us help keep you on top of all the great events, news blasts, MGSSBF newsletters and so much more. 
Click here to join MGSSBF's email list. 

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


Container Home Tour

Back by popular demand! 
See how a shipping container has been transformed into a home! 
WHEN: Thursday December 3rd 2015, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE:560 Warwick Terrace Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Property of Vicki Franks.
You can park along the side of the street next to the container home.

Green Span Construction of Benton Harbor has transformed an intermodal steel building unit, or shipping container, into a livable dwelling. Owner Vicki Franks are opening up their home – their Container Home – to the Sustainable Business Forum to kindle our curiosity about this fast, green, and sustainable approach to building homes. You do not want to miss touring this incredible residence and learning about the growing field of container architecture. Also, learn easy green building tips from the experts.

COST:$5 per Sustainable Business Forum Member(members include all employees from a member business); $10 per Non-Member.

REGISTRATION: Please RSVP in advance online, or call 269-588-0222, or email info@mgssbf.org.

 Green Drinks – at the Library Pub and Art Hops

WHEN: Friday, December 11th, 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Library Pub & Eatery 190 Territorial Rd. Benton Harbor, MI  

Everyone is welcome at Green Drinks - a fun, social, networking opportunity.  Free to attend.  Make connections, make friends, have fun at Green Drinks!  It is also Art Hop's that same night and the Arts District Business Members open their doors, showcase local artists, and invite the general public in their doors. Art Hops offer a unique mixture of meeting your neighbors, speaking with local business owners and viewing truly impressive art. Art Hops are always free, family-friendly events open to everyone. That’s right, free. Come down, bring your family or friends and showcase your community. Art Hops start at 6:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm. Click here to learn more! 
No registration required but if you want more information please 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!



View Image           
     Like MGSSBF!       Connect with MGSSBF!








Website Builder