This year’s event featured a roast of MGSSBF Founder Becky Kliss, remarks from St. Joseph Mayor Michael Garey on the City of St. Joseph’s sustainability initiatives, and the honoring of four organizations with its inaugural Sustainable Business Forum Leadership Awards. This year’s winners included:
– Indiana Michigan Power was recognized for its new Watervliet solar power plant.
– Krasl Art Center piloted a recycling effort at its annual art fair.
– Lakeland Health completed a major efficiency investment to modernize its main campus in St. Joseph.
– Village of Paw Paw was honored for work to improve water quality in its community.
Thank you again to our sponsors, volunteers, and honorees.
Great Green Gala Sponsors: Indiana Michigan Power, Wightman & Associates, Chemical Bank, Lakeland Health, Whirlpool Corporation, Four Elements Energy, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission, & Stryker Corporation.
Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum will celebrate sustainability in the region next week at the Inaugural Great Green Gala on Wednesday, November 8 at Shadowland Ballroom at Silver Beach.
This year’s event will feature a roast of MGSSBF Founder Becky Kliss, president of Green Connection Inc. and most recently, circular economy boutique Re*Imagine. A tireless advocate for sustainability in the region, Kliss is responsible for introducing the concept to countless local organizations and professionals.
Comedian and writer Dave Dyer of “The Bob and Tom Show” will kick off the event with a performance, followed by roasters from the local and national sustainability community, including Chris Brayak, Ron Segura, Marilyn Havenga and J.B. Hoyt. St. Joseph Mayor Michael Garey will also be making remarks.
MGSSBF will also honor four organizations with its inaugural Sustainability Leadership Awards, which recognizes meaningful efforts toward helping our community more equally value environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic growth. This year’s winners include:
Indiana Michigan Power – AEP is being recognized for its new Watervliet solar power plant.
Krasl Art Center piloted a recycling effort at its annual art fair.
Lakeland Health completed a major efficiency investment.
Village of Paw Paw is being honored for work to improve water quality in its community.
Tickets are $65 and still available at mgssbf.org/greatgreengala. The event also includes dinner, drinks, prizes and networking.