West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will present a Green Office Expo on Monday, March 9 at Davenport University from 11:30 to 2 pm. The event will feature exhibitions, speakers and a sustainable lunch for those interested.
Exhibits will introduce attendees to the various ways office managers and workers can make their workplaces and operations more sustainable through recycling, composting, energy efficiency, green cleaning, purchasing, food preparation, waste minimization, employee education, clothing, volunteerism and more.
Featured speaker is Kirby Watson of Direct Trade Coffee Club, who will discuss the triple bottom line impacts of workplace coffee. Other speakers will share knowledge on composting, office machines and green cleaning, including Renae Hesselink, Vice President of Sustainability for Nichols, Joann Kaluza, Print Technology Optimization Specialist for Ricoh, and Davenport University’s Scott VanDerra.
Current exhibitors include US Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter, Sustainable Research Group, Direct Trade Coffee Club, Rapid Green Group, Nichols, Busy Beas Cleaning Services, LEDGreenLight, Coffman Electrical Equipment, Ricoh, Clothing Matters, Valley City Electronics Recycling, Recycle Box Bin, Michigan Works! Kent, Allegan & Barry Counties, Kent County Department of Public Works, CBI Telecommunications Consultants, Michigan Saves, MSU Extension/West Michigan Growers Group, New Soil, Organicycle, AL&S Solutions LLC, Solar Winds Power Systems, Greater Grand Rapids Bicycling Coalition, Advanced Technology Recycling, West Michigan Clean Air Coalition and West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.
Exhibits are free and open to all. Lunch is $15 for WMSBF members online, $20 for non-members.