West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host a luncheon examining sustainability at one of West Michigan’s largest brands on Monday, December 12 at Kendall College of Art & Design, as the forum welcomes Erik Petrovskis, Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability at Meijer, as its December featured speaker.

Note that this month’s program has changed from the originally scheduled presentation on climate resiliency, which will has been moved to February.

Registration is now closed.  Walk-ins will not be accepted.  Members may inquire for space availability.

Erik Petrovskis, Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, will present Meijer’s approach to environmental management, including its compliance management system, Sustainability Plan, environmental footprint, and progress on sustainability initiatives.

Erik has 20 years of experience as an environmental consultant, where he also maintained an active applied research program in bioremediation. Erik is responsible for due diligence, remediation, compliance, and sustainability at Meijer, with particular focus on stormwater management and food waste.ms-2014-08-erik-175

He holds a PhD in environmental engineering from The University of Michigan and is a licensed Professional Engineer. Erik served as a Lecturer at U of M, teaching water and wastewater engineering, as well as sustainable engineering principles.  He recently served on a National Research Council committee to provide guidance on improving sustainability at the US EPA.

Also on the agenda is Dar Baas, Director of Kent County Department of Public Works, who will discuss the county’s recently finalized Landfill Reduction Plan: Strategy to ReImagine Trash.

December Membership Meeting
Monday, December 12
12 pm to 2 pm
Kendall College of Art and Design
17 Fountain St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
$15 online / $20 at event Members
$20 online / $25 at event Non-members

Tentative Agenda
12 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
12:40 pm Strategy to ReImagine Trash
1:10 pm  Sustainability at Meijer
2 pm Adjourn