Upcoming 2017
SWMSBF Events:

June 15: Habitat for Humanity Tiny Build and Zero Energy Build
Lunch & Presentation 12-1:30
Site Tour 1:45-2:30

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference

Coming up May 31 - June 2, 2017 in Detroit!

Clean energy in SW Michigan: Four Elements Energy
in Encore Magazine

Michigan DEQ Events

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SWMSBF June Program Registration Now Open!

Registration now closed
Join us on June 15 to hear about Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity's Tiny House and Zero Energy builds! Habitat's Tom Tishler and Monica Priest will present, and then we will take a tour of a job site in the Milwood area.

Registration is now closed! Please contact Betsy Paulson ( if you are interested in attending. Thank you.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Park Place of Kalamazoo, LLC  

Welcome to our newest SWMSBF Board members!

Brendan Molony
is a graduate of Aquinas College and Sustainability Coordinator for the Bronson Healthcare Group. Focusing on waste reduction, mobility, green building design, local/healthy food, green cleaning, and smarter purchasing, Brendan has helped Bronson become one of the top 50 Green hospitals in the country. When he is not working on sustainability issues, you can find Brendan running on trails throughout Kalamazoo.

Michelle Wregglesworth is a project executive for Miller-Davis Company, a full-service construction company headquartered in Kalamazoo. Michele has 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including LEED certified projects at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. She has a degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a veteran of the US Army. She is LEED accredited and holds a certificate of management in Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Mark Lee is principal and founder of Better World Builders, LLC. To date, he and his team have retrofitted and corrected the performance of more than 1,500 homes and commercial buildings. Better World Builders recently received recognition from Michigan's Governor's Energy Excellence Awards for their work on a 1922 home in Kalamazoo. Mark's dream is to see Kalamazoo become the most sustainable community in the state of Michigan. He takes pride in living in the Great Lakes State, and when not busy with work, he enjoys biking, kayaking, and spending time with his wife and two daughters and their dog, Clementine.

Social Responsibility & Community Engagement

Thanks to everyone who attended, and to our speakers for making this a successful event! See the links below to view the presentations.

Check back here for details about our next event!

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!  

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The SWMSBF is a program of the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

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

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