Contact the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum:

Chris Lockhart • (269) 381-1574 ext. 14

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The mission of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is to promote business practices which demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility. 

You are invited to join the SWMSBF today!  

Register for the SWMSBF Annual Meeting!


Annual Meeting!

Don't miss this annual meeting of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum! Brief members' business meeting followed by a hearty vegan lunch and program open to all! Our speaker is Dr. Andrew Hoffman from UofM, who will speak about his new book, HOW CULTURE SHAPES THE CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE. Copies of the book will be for sale, should you want a signed copy!

Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016
Meeting, Lunch & Program: Noon-2PM

Business meeting at 12:00; lunch served at 12:30; and program begins promptly at 1:00.

Location:  Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo
Pricing:  $20 SWMSBF members, $30 Non-Members

Register here by Feb. 22!!


The SWMSBF is a program of the Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo

Thank You for Attending Project Zero 'How-to' Workshop #2!

Thanks to those who joined us on Jan. 14 for the Project Zero 'How to' Workshop #2 presentation by Ryan Smith of Landscape Forms, talking about the next steps after performing a waste assessment.  This was the second 'How to' workshop in a series of 3 workshops that will take you step-by-step through the entire process.  If you were unable to attend this or the first 'how-to' workshop, we still encourage you to join us at the next program, as we will have notes from the first two workshops available. STAY TUNED FOR INFO ABOUT 'HOW-TO WORKSHOP #3' IN MARCH AT BRONSON.

Project Zero: A Business Case for Zero Waste is an exciting initiative offered by the SWMSBF to bring the community together (members, waste haulers, etc.) to learn about innovative waste management strategies and grow collective, and individual, journeys toward zero waste while upholding our commitment to sustainability for the Kalamazoo community.  Project Zero is offered as a member benefit. Membership will be verified upon registration for any Project Zero program.  If you would like to join Project Zero and/or become a SWMSBF Member or if you have any questions please visit our website at or email


  The SWMSBF is a program of the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

Featured Member

Featured Member:  Envirologic Technologies Inc.

Envirologic is proud to be a Charter Member of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum. Company President Jeff Hawkins, served on the founding committee and the inaugural Board of Directors. Currently David Warwick, Envirologic Vice President, serves on the Board of Directors and was tapped President Elect for 2016. Our mission parallels that of SWMSBF to promote business practices which demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility.

For over 25 years, Envirologic Technologies Inc. has served as a full service environmental consulting and services firm dedicated to assisting the regulated community in many facets of the environment. Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Envirologic provides support for brownfield redevelopment, environmental investigation and remediation, regulatory compliance, due diligence, ecological and field services throughout Michigan, the Great Lakes Region, and other states.

The scope of environmental regulations has grown increasingly complex, time-consuming, and burdensome. Our mission is to manage the regulatory details that threaten to overwhelm municipal, commercial, utility and industrial operations.

Our team of 24 professionals demonstrate an unwavering desire to remain abreast of the latest trends, -regulatory fluctuations and best practices. The primary objective of Envirologic is to approach environmental issues and problems in a straightforward and cost effective manner, with emphasis on client interaction.

Envirologic's vision is to be a model of sustainability through our business practices. We view sustainability as a common sense practice that lessens our environmental impact, promotes a better quality of life and provides business success. We recently featured our sustainable office renovation in a blog which you can access here.

Learn more about Envirologic, our projects and staff on our website. And keep up with our updates, activities and projects by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Envirologic Contact:
David Warwick, Vice President, Co-owner
(269)342-1100 ext. 113


The SWMSBF is a program of the Kalamazoo Nature Center

Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum are to fulfill its mission as stewards in our community.

The SWMSBF and member organizations will endeavor to:

•  Promote sustainability as business practices that encompass the environment, economy and social responsibility.
•  Strive to surpass conformance to environmental regulations using compliance as the minimum standard.  
•  Follow the waste hierarchy of eliminate, reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, incinerate, and landfill.
•  Develop awareness programs and practices, and implement technologies that safeguard and preserve the environment.
•  Identify the environmental impacts of facilities and materials used in our products, processes and services in order to minimize environmental impact.
•  Encourage environmental organizations, businesses and governmental agencies to cooperate on common issues. 
•  Create opportunities to expand the Forum's concept into a national network of sustainable business forums.

Sustainable Business Forum Founders .

Link to Aggregate    

Link to Kellogg      Link to Perrigo

 Link to the Kalamazoo Nature Center 

The SWMSBF is a program of the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum  •  c/o Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 N Westnedge Ave  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009

| Phone (269) 381-1574  •  Fax (269) 381-2557