• Welcome to the SWMSBF!
  • Welcome to the SWMSBF!

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

Upcoming Events

Free public lecture at WMU March 15

On March 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., WMU's Office for Sustainability, in collaboration with WMU's Center for Sustainable Business Practices and the Haworth College of Business, will host a free public lecture with Dr. Gregory Norris from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Norris, an internationally acclaimed expert on life-cycle and social impact assessment, will speak on “NetPositive Enterprise: a new form of accounting for achieving well-being societies, sustainable economic development, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.” Dr. Norris’ work centers on developing methods to account for the “credits” side of individual and corporate sustainability ledgers — not just the “debits” or harms being caused, as with ecological footprinting. 

Where: WMU Sangren Hall, Room #1910

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Parking: Sangren Lot #41 (FREE); see https://wmich.edu/maps

2018 Battle of the Buildings

Registration is now open!

The Michigan Battle of the Buildings is an awards and recognition program for energy use reduction open to all Michigan area commercial,  industrial & multi-family buildings. The program is a way to encourage energy-efficient practices in buildings across the state and to instill a spirit of friendly competition among the area’s building owners and operators. There is no cost to enter the competition. Registration period runs January 1 through March 31 each year.

Member Spotlight

What does SWMSBF mean to me and my business?

SWMSBF provides me an opportunity to network with colleagues of similar minds and for me to learn about the efforts of passionate people in the region.

Don Carpenter, Drummond Carpenter, PLLC


Tell us about a sustainability project or initiative that your business is currently working on or has recently completed. 

Drummond Carpenter focuses on sustainable water management. Our favorite projects are where we work with the community to conceptualize their vision for a greener future and then design/build that vision. For example, we work with local watershed councils and municipalities to design and construct rain gardens to improve watershed health.