Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum'

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Researchers digging through Michigan trash bags

They hope to get a better handle on the composition of waste and how to recycle it.

June 26, 2015
A group of researchers has been digging through trash bags across Michigan this summer in an effort to gather information about what is being thrown away. Read More

WMSBF’s partnerships benefit entire region

September 12, 2014
Grand Rapids businesses can celebrate another milestone with the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, now marking the 20th year of a partnership between area businesses and the environmental sustainability agency. Read More

WM Sustainable Business Forum celebrates 20 years

Initially, businesses and environmentalists often felt pitted against one another.

September 12, 2014
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum has come a long way since its founding in 1994, when the idea of businesses and environmental organizations collaborating was mostly unheard of. Read More

WMSBF recognizes its business of the year

September 12, 2014
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum celebrated its 20th anniversary last night with a rollicking party at the Bissell Tree House at John Ball Zoo. Read More

Great Lakes director discusses 'water strategy'

July 10, 2014
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will produce a luncheon on Monday that addresses regional and state water-quality initiatives. Read More

Ford exec makes business case for sustainability

June 18, 2014
Ford Motor Co.’s global director of sustainability will visit Grand Rapids next week to discuss making the business case for sustainability at every level of a company — including product development, manufacturing, purchasing, human resources and more — to build support throughout the ranks. Read More

Climate change pushes businesses to take action

March 14, 2014
Though it was referred to as a 100-year flood, last year’s overflow of the Grand River might be the start of something much more commonplace. Read More

Business input is vital to sustainability issues

March 7, 2014
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, a program that had its start 20 years ago, is presenting a luncheon program March 10, with the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter, on sustainability and resiliency. Read More

Eastern Market shares growth recipe

January 10, 2014
When the Downtown Market was first announced, one of its top selling points was its promise to spur economic development by fostering a network of relationships between farmers, vendors, retailers, neighborhood organizations and shoppers. Read More

National speaker leads discussion on solar energy

December 6, 2013
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will welcome renewable energy advocate David Konkle on Monday for a presentation and town hall meeting on solar energy. Read More