Event Review

WMSBF July Meeting: Sustainability at Spectrum Health and GR Bikes Launch

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum’s July membership meeting featured a discussion on sustainability issues at the region’s largest health care provider and the launch of the region’s first commercial bike-share program.  It was held at Grand Valley State University’s new Seidman Center and presented by Spectrum Health.

Featured speaker was Steve Heacock, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at Spectrum Health System, and President of Spectrum Health Innovations, L.L.C.  View Steve’s presentation here: CSR July Presentation1

Jay Niewiek and David Bell of the newly formed GR Bikes shared plans for this month’s launch of the pilot phase of a bike share program in Grand Rapids. This private venture aims to leverage learnings from other bikeshare models with the technology that’s already in your pocket. A bike share program in Grand Rapids will equitably increase mobility, add to the vitality of the urban core, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More information on GR Bikes will be posted as it becomes available.