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Membership

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 SWMSBF today!

Membership Benefits

Any company, government agency, or non-profit organization conducting business in southwest Michigan that subscribes to the Mission Statement and Guiding Principles of the Sustainable Business Forum is eligible to apply for membership. Associate Member designation is for individuals who are entitled to all the rights of membership except voting rights. Associate Members may not serve on the Board.

Membership is your business' opportunity to:

  • •  Access a wide cross-section of business, industry, and local government working together to enhance the triple bottom line
  • •  Form partnerships which create synergies between environmental protection and social responsibility
  • •  Learn about cutting edge information and best practices, including products and services which meet sustainability practices
  • •  Network on local, state, and national levels
  • •  Be recognized as a leader in sustainability with your business name and website listed on the SWMSBF website
  • •  Sponsor events and programs
  • •  Attend programs at a discounted rate
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 its 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.
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