June 17, 2013; 12:00-2:00 p.m. (note: change from usual 2nd Monday)
WMSBF Monthly Meeting – Special Workshop
Kendall Historic Federal Building
17 Pearl St., Grand Rapids
As follow up to our Corporate Social Responsibility Conference and Davenport Lecture Series, we will welcome back Dr. Kyle Whyte to Grand Rapids to lead us in an experiential workshop, using an innovative framework from which to approach wicked sustainability problems that directly affect our businesses and our communities. We hope this will be the first in a series of workshops with clearly identified issues and outcomes. More details to follow…Early registrations encouraged!
Dr. White is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University and affiliated faculty for Peace and Justice Studies, Environmental Science and Policy, the Center for Regional Food Systems, and American Indian Studies. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Spencer Foundation.
If you would like to attend this meeting, you must register by email to email@example.com by Thursday, June 13. Cost of attending is $10 for members/$15 for non-members. Payment may be made by cash or check at the event or by credit card in advance through the home page of our website, Programs & Events/Monthly Meetings on the top menu, http://www.wmsbf.org. A $1 additional processing charge is included for credit card payments.
Board Election Results
We are very pleased to announce election of the following members to our Board of Directors, which provides the vision, strategy and oversight of this unique and vibrant organization:
Phillip Greene, Grand Rapids Community College
Theresa Hogerheide, Mi Local Foodbeet
Wendy Ogilvie, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber
Su Paauwe, NTH Consultants
Dan Schoonmaker, West Michigan Environmental Action Council
Steve Teitsma, Progressive AE
Matt VanSweden, Integrated Architecture
Jennifer Wammack, IDa Design
Kristen Wieland, Kent County Department of Public Works
Board members continuing their terms:
Dave Aupperlee, BISSELL
Cindy Locklin, Busy Bea’s Services
Carol Parsaca, Pilgrim Manor
David Rinard, Steelcase
Justin Swan, Organicycle
Alison Waske, Key Green Solutions
Gabe Wing, as Past President
Outgoing board members will be acknowledged at our June 17 monthly meeting. Officers will be elected at the June board meeting.
Essay Contest Updates
Our 2013 Essay Contest winners were recently interviewed on Shelley Irwin’s WGVU Morning Show. Click HERE to hear their reflections on the contest, the theme, and their own creative processes.
Our Essay Contest and our Essayists are also being showcased on the U of M’s Center For Positive Organization Scholarship website. You can check that out at http://www.centerforpos.org.