5 Lakes Energy

5 Lakes Energy is a Michigan-based policy consulting firm offering services in clean energy and the environment to the public and private sector. We provide the strategic pathways that enable and accelerate adoption of clean energy technologies and sustainable practices. Michigan’s manufacturing legacy combined with our skilled workforce and unique university strengths gives our state…

Continue reading 5 Lakes Energy

Advanced Technology Recycling

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) is a nationwide (6 locations) WOSB that is R2(Responsible Recycling),ISO:14001, OHSAS:18001 certified, fully insured (plus 1M Data Breach) and GSA schedule approved until 2019. We provide end of life electronics destruction and asset recovery services to environmentally consciences customers and our competencies are unmatched in our industry. ATR is also registered…

Continue reading Advanced Technology Recycling

Amway

Amway is one of the world’s largest direct selling businesses, powered by: Brands That Do Wonders Opportunities That Empower Relationships That Endure Global Citizenship That’s Purposeful Our policies range from reducing the impact of our operations on the environment to training and motivating employees in taking personal accountability for a safer, greener workplace. Number of…

Continue reading Amway

Aquinas College

Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. The Center for Sustainability heads the AQ Sustainability…

Continue reading Aquinas College

Armstrong Marketing LLC

  Armstrong Marketing provides marketing counsel, graphic design and communications, event planning and project management services for businesses and non-profits. We specialize in working with green and sustainable clients and projects, with over 15 years of experience. We collaborate with local vendors, with emphasis on minority-owned firms. Owner Jill Armstrong has over 30 years experience…

Continue reading Armstrong Marketing LLC

ArtPrize

ArtPrize is an international art competition, open to any artist and decided by public vote, promoting critical dialogue and collaboration throughout the year. For 19 days every fall, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the…

Continue reading ArtPrize

Arrowaste / New Soil

A division of Arrowaste, New Soil is a commercial-scale organic waste hauler assisting restaurants, university dining halls, and offices with zero-waste practices. We collect pre- and post-consumer food residuals for both one-time community events and recurring weekly customers. At New Soil, food residuals are a resource not a waste product. Composting food residuals and manufactured…

Continue reading Arrowaste / New Soil

Asterisk Associates LLC

Asterisk Associates is a consulting organization started by Jim Musial in 2012. Jim has 35 years experience in the footwear industry, and is a trusted leader, possessing a strong body-of-knowledge in product development, quality assurance (ISO 9001-2008), and corporate social responsibility programs. Jim is conveniently located in the Grand Rapids, Michigan with easy access to…

Continue reading Asterisk Associates LLC

At Stake Advisors

At Stake Advisors can help your organization develop an integrated sustainability strategy that responds to your core competence, stakeholders’ needs and leverage opportunities to innovate your organization’s processes, strategy and products. Stakeholder expectations continue to evolve, re-defining the role of business in society and raising the stakes. Understanding how these new expectations can impact your…

Continue reading At Stake Advisors

Bank of America – Merrill Lynch

For more than 200 years, Bank of America has been focused on serving the financial needs of our customers and clients. Today, we provide a full range of banking, investment management and other financial and risk-management products and services to three groups of customers – people, companies and institutional clients – through our eight lines of business. We…

Continue reading Bank of America – Merrill Lynch

Barfly Ventures

BarFly Ventures, a hospitality group, began in 2008 with HopCat, an award-winning brew pub in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Stella’s Lounge and McFadden’s Irish Pub joined the Barfly family soon after.  In December 2012, BarFly brought The Grand Rapids Brewing Company to downtown Grand Rapids. Located at 1 Ionia, Grand Rapids Brewing Company…

Continue reading Barfly Ventures

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

The attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg serve clients from more than 50 dedicated practice and industry areas. Our main areas of focus include litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, white collar crime, corporate law, governmental services and finance, energy, telecommunications, transportation and utilities, environmental, real estate, health care, creditors’ rights and construction law. The Grand…

Continue reading Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Bata Plastics

Bata Plastics Incorporated, a full service plastic recycling facility, was founded in 1985. Bata buys and sells surplus and rejected parts of post industrial plastics from different manufacturers and scrap dealers. We buy all forms and quantities of these plastics including engineering resin and regrind, lumps, chunks, and purges. We are located in a 120,000…

Continue reading Bata Plastics

Bazzani Building Company

Committed to Green We don’t just design and build green, we live it. Through award-winning developments, we’ve earned a reputation for designing and building high-performance buildings within diverse, urban neighborhoods. Since 1983, our founder Guy Bazzani, has earned the reputation of pioneer and visionary of high-performance green design and construction within diverse, urban environments. We share your…

Continue reading Bazzani Building Company

BIFMA

BIFMA is the not‐for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry. Our industry’s service to our customers – providing healthy, comfortable, and productive workspaces – rests on an infrastructure of engineering and materials standards. These standards, founded on centuries of craft and…

Continue reading BIFMA

BISSELL Homecare Inc.

BISSELL, a family-operated company, has been leading the way in cleaning innovation since 1876, with the introduction of the first manual carpet sweeper.   In our actions as a company, BISSELL’s commitment to sustainability is an extension of our rich history of innovation and continuous improvement.  Our sustainable principles is defined by three pillars: Efficient…

Continue reading BISSELL Homecare Inc.

Blue Ocean Concepts

Blue Ocean Concepts facilitates recycling operations with a solar powered recycling module designed to be placed in rural locations. A very clean waste stream is produced compared to the usual type of collection stations. The unit is manufactured in western Michigan and is very cost effective from an initial investment and operation standpoint. Blue Ocean…

Continue reading Blue Ocean Concepts

Brewery Vivant

We are a craft brewery and brasserie located in the East Hills neighborhood. We get inspiration from the small farmhouse breweries that dot the countryside in Southern Belgium and Northern France. We take notes from their artistic approach to brewing and explore our interpretations of traditional styles using a mix of old world and new…

Continue reading Brewery Vivant

Building Performance Team

Building Performance Team helps its clients become sustainability and efficiency champions by growing understanding of energy-related operations and the ways they can be improved. Building Performance Team 1631 Acacia Drive NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504 Forum Representative Jim Dirkes jim@buildingperformanceteam.com 616.450.8653

Continue reading Building Performance Team

Calvin College

Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college in Grand Rapids, Mich. that prepares students to be Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Through rigorous academic study and intentional Christian community, students learn to think deeply, act justly and live wholeheartedly in everything that they do. Calvin College offers several courses of study geared toward environmentalism and…

Continue reading Calvin College

Cascade Engineering

Cascade Engineering, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a manufacturer comprised of thirteen strategic business units serving a wide diversity of markets including automotive, commercial truck & bus, solid waste & recycling, furniture, material handling, consumer products, renewable energy and consulting services. With a core competency in large scale plastic injection molding Cascade Engineering is…

Continue reading Cascade Engineering

Catalyst Partners

Catalyst Partners is a multi-dimensional consortium of knowledge leaders committed to high performance restorative protocols for buildings, interiors and products. The consortium is comprised of professionals with licensures in engineering, architecture, and interiors. Our clients seek assistance in building and product performance optimization and certification. We act as the “catalyst” that helps our clients establish…

Continue reading Catalyst Partners

CBI Telecommunications Consultants

CBI Telecommunications Consultants is a telecom/utility expense management and consulting firm located in Grand Rapids, MI with over 20+ years of experience of helping companies with cost reduction/cost avoidance practices in vendor billing. CBI is a companies first line of defense in sustainability. CBI’s comprehensive bill audit helps companies review their contracts, invoices, and services…

Continue reading CBI Telecommunications Consultants

City of Grand Rapids

  The City of Grand Rapids is responsible for a variety of functions, including an extensive range of core services such as police and fire protection, water and sewer services, street construction and maintenance, and tax collection.  The City will continue to provide these services while doing our part to promote economic prosperity, ensure social equity,…

Continue reading City of Grand Rapids

Clothing Matters

Improve your triple bottom line and ecological footprint with an everyday act left out of most sustainability conversations… If you or the business you represent advocates sustainability, we invite you to consider what you wear and discover how good clothing can be while adding a layer of sustainability to your life. Visit our world class collection of responsibly…

Continue reading Clothing Matters

Cocoa Corporation

Cocoa Compost is the only commercial compost facility in West Michigan accepting food waste. Cocoa takes organic waste that would otherwise be deposited into landfills and turns it into Cocoa Compost, an organic fertilizer used for our soil and farms. Cocoa Compost increases crop yields and helps our farmers maintain profitability. Composting reduces greenhouse gas…

Continue reading Cocoa Corporation

Comfort Research

Comfort Research is a product development and branding company that is revolutionizing affordable living spaces. The Brands include: Big Joe, Orahh, Fuf and more. Comfort Research is always looking to find a better way to do everything, doing the right thing and expecting the best, drives the company forward. A sustainable initiative in 2013 Comfort…

Continue reading Comfort Research

CompRenew

Comprenew is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring environmental care and increasing vocational preparedness through education for all people and segments of society, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or status, through best practice technology recycling services. It is Comprenew’s mission to protect people and the environment from problems associated with electronics by extending the economic lifecycle of…

Continue reading CompRenew

Consumers Energy

Our environmental stewardship story stretches back more than a century to when our company’s founders utilized the flow of Michigan rivers to bring the life-changing benefits of electric power to communities scattered across our fledgling state. To us, sustainability means operating with a fundamental commitment to leave our company, state and world better then we found…

Continue reading Consumers Energy

Corp! Magazine

Corp! magazine was founded in 1998 to inform, intrigue, and entertain business owners and top level executives by providing features, news and profiles. Corp! in print provides business features, news and profiles with a Michigan emphasis. In 2006, Corp! magazine’s print circulation was expanded to reach 30,000-plus business owners, executives and management throughout Michigan. The Corp! online edition, which…

Continue reading Corp! Magazine

Corri Sandwick Architecture

At Corri Sandwick Architecture, we concern ourselves with the design of new residential constructions, remodels, renovations and additions. We offer our services to assist and guide homeowners through green building or project certification process. Our experience provides guidance on healthy materials, local material sourcing, energy efficient upgrades/improvements, and water use reduction. Corri Sandwick Architecture 2070…

Continue reading Corri Sandwick Architecture

County of Muskegon

The County of Muskegon developed a collective vision that supports sustainability: To provide the citizens of Muskegon County the highest quality of life by promoting: economic development; culture and diversity; health, public safety and education; and preservation of natural resources. The County of Muskegon focuses on the challenges facing its governmental operations and the actions…

Continue reading County of Muskegon

Covanta Kent

The Kent County Energy-from-Waste (EfW) Facility, operating as Covanta Kent, Inc., began commercial operation in January 1990. The facility processes 625 tons-per-day of municipal solid waste, generating up to 18 megawatts of electricity and up to 116,000 pounds of steam per hour for export. Waste is delivered to the facility from Grand Rapids and five…

Continue reading Covanta Kent

Creative Dining Services

Creative Dining Services provides transparent hospitality services for corporations, educational institutions, and organizations seeking a true partner for their hospitality needs. The services we provide include dining, facilities management, hotel and conference center management, senior living dining services, camp dining services, and dining services for elementary, middle and high schools. We value integrity, working in…

Continue reading Creative Dining Services

Crystal Flash

Who We Are We’re a community-centered family distribution business leading the way in energy supply and recycling. Our mission is to bring the energy that powers your success. Our Heritage and Core Values …integrity in everything we do …safety for people and the environment …customer service provided in a caring and professional way …open communications,…

Continue reading Crystal Flash

Davenport University

We Mean Business…for You Whatever led you here, Davenport is waiting to equip you with real-world knowledge and experience. We offer many programs in the three fields: business, technology and health. These industries are the fastest changing, fastest growing drivers of the future, with limitless potential. Our innovative approach and commitment to quality will help…

Continue reading Davenport University

Disher Design

Disher Design & Development is an industry leader in Discovery, Engineering and Design, and Manufacturing Technical Services. Our Design, Engineering, and Consulting services provide solutions from concept to production. We have a consistent track-record of developing award-winning, successful products for many Fortune 1000 companies. In fact, the chances are, the chair you sit in, the…

Continue reading Disher Design

Experience Grand Rapids

If sustainability is important to you, you’ll be happy to know that it’s a priority for Grand Rapids, too. Named “America’s Greenest City” by Fast Company magazine, Grand Rapids has received worldwide recognition for its sustainable efforts. Our City Commission defines sustainability as “living today without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to live equally,…

Continue reading Experience Grand Rapids

Fair Lake Farm LLC

Fair Lake Farm is located on 43 acres near Delton in Barry County Michigan. It consists of a second 80 acre companion farm and a 2 acre permaculture operation called Cedar Creek Permaculture Farm. Fair Lake Farm is in its third year of full time operation, and has been owned by Brian Shultz for the…

Continue reading Fair Lake Farm LLC

Faurecia Automotive Seating

Faurecia the worlds 6th largest automotive supplier. Our technologies and innovations make the growing need for sustainable mobility cross roads with ways to enhance the on-board experience. At Faurecia, we combine technical perfection with automotive passion to create individual and collective well being. Faurecia Automotive Seating 217 E. 24th Street Holland, MI 49423 http://www.faurecia.com Forum Representative:…

Continue reading Faurecia Automotive Seating

Ferris State University

Since our founding in 1884, we have been committed to innovation, creativity and the high quality outcomes in all our endeavors.  These are just a few of the core values we have as our mission.  Our vision of a university that best serves its students is one that fosters life-long engagement, leadership, citizenship, and continuing intellectual development.  Through…

Continue reading Ferris State University

Feyen-Zylstra, Inc.

Feyen Zylstra is different. Unlike a typical electrical contractor, we’re a knowledge-based electrical services firm that specializes in complex industrial, commercial, and institutional electrical projects with unique electrical demands. While Feyen Zylstra serves clients in virtually every category, we focus primarily on those industries with unique electrical challenges, where reliable electrical power and communications systems…

Continue reading Feyen-Zylstra, Inc.

geff LP

geff – generation efficiency provides energy efficiency-focused consulting, project management, planning, installation, operational, and financial services for clients’ industrial, commercial, large residential, and/or institutional operations, applying the concept of “people, systems, and technology” to energy management and optimization. geff LP is the US-subsidiary of geff GmbH, and is a member of the international “generation efficiency”-Network…

Continue reading geff LP

The Gilmore Collection

Since 1978, Gilmore Collection has proudly developed a solid reputation for delivering outstanding food, beverage, entertainment, atmosphere, and hospitality in an environmentally responsible way. It starts with the rich history and architecture that welcomes you at many of our establishments—several of which are reclaimed vacant spaces. Our commitment to embracing and reinventing the past results…

Continue reading The Gilmore Collection

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids

Our Mission: Changing lives and communities through the power of work Our Vision: The leader in the nation helping people achieve self-sufficiency. Our Values: Integrity – We are honest, transparent, and accountable in our decisions and actions. Stewardship – We commit to being socially, environmentally, and fiscally responsible with community resources. Innovation – We continuously learn, embracing creativity and…

Continue reading Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids

Gordon Food Service

Gordon Food Service started in 1897 as a one-man operation, using a horse-drawn cart to deliver eggs and butter in Grand Rapids. Our foundation was based on community service, working with local farmers to ensure a steady supply of quality products to grocers. From this beginning, we developed a strong appreciation for the land used…

Continue reading Gordon Food Service

Grand Valley Metro Council

Our Vision  A Council of Governments dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the people of our metropolitan area through collaboration among regional partners. Our Mission  The mission of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council is to advance the current and future well-being of our metropolitan area by bringing together public and private sectors to…

Continue reading Grand Valley Metro Council

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University was chartered by the Michigan legislature in 1960 in response to the need for a public, four-year college in the state’s second largest metropolitan region. Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public…

Continue reading Grand Valley State University

Green Giftz

Green Giftz designs and manufactures (in US/West Michigan) awards and high-end gifts made from a variety of recycled materials including: timber recovered from the Great Lakes, repurposed Michigan barn wood, and scrap banners or fabric from local companies that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.  Doing so supports clients “zero-waste” objectives while offering…

Continue reading Green Giftz

GreenHome Institute

The GreenHome Insitute, a DBA of the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability (AES), is a 501(c3) Non Profit with a mission to be a empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the renovation and construction of the places we live. The green movement has brought sustainability into the mainstream. Consumers & professionals have more…

Continue reading GreenHome Institute

Green Michigan.org

Green Michigan.org is an environmental project based nonprofit organization that helps Michigan residents, businesses, and organizations to live and operate in a more sustainable manner. We strive to help businesses and organizations along with the public to reach sustainability goals using a triple bottom line approach. Every entity and individual we have assisted in the…

Continue reading Green Michigan.org

Haworth Inc.

Partner with us. Get to know us. Your interior space is an important investment in your people, productivity and image. Together, we can make your environments work harder for you. Our values may not be unique, but they are uniquely us. What’s important to us as partners is that our values align with yours. We strive…

Continue reading Haworth Inc.

Herman Miller

Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark. Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers and retailers…

Continue reading Herman Miller

Holland Board of Public Works

Established as a community-owned utility in 1893, the Holland Board of Public Works’ underlying purpose is enriching the lives of our customer-owners in the Greater Holland area by providing not only reliable and economical electric, water, and wastewater treatment services but maintaining our environmental responsibility to our community. We are located in West Michigan overlooking…

Continue reading Holland Board of Public Works

IDa Design

We design in the sweet spot between accessible and desirable. At IDa, we’re all about good design and good relationships. We believe that good relationships make good design even better, so our process is inclusive and collaborative — with our clients, and one another. Our best clients bring us in early and keep us late, seeing the project through from user research to…

Continue reading IDa Design

Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers…

Continue reading Intertek

John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo inspires people to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. Here at John Ball Zoo, we house 1,500 animals and serve a diverse audience of over 500,000 visitors annually. It is one of four Michigan zoos accredited by the Association of Zoo and Aquariums (AZA). As an…

Continue reading John Ball Zoo

JR Automation Technologies

  Thriving on innovation while building on foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has become a leading capital equipment designer, integrator, and manufacturer throughout the world. Since 1980, we have designed and built solutions for our customers in the form of machines that exemplify and execute lean thinking. We’ve built thousands of machines in our…

Continue reading JR Automation Technologies

Keen Studio

Keen Studio is a full service creative agency that specializes in branding, advertising, design, web development, video production and animation. Over the last year, owners Ryan Butts and Adam Mikrut have renovated a derelict service station on the west side of Grand Rapids and reused significant building materials while also striving to lower energy consumption.…

Continue reading Keen Studio

Kentwood Office Furniture

Kentwood Office Furniture is the Mid West’s premier specialist in high quality remanufactured, used, and new office furniture. Since 1976, we have been passionate about providing the best selection of affordable, well designed, furniture solutions with an emphasis on outstanding customer service. Kentwood Office Furniture is the Mid West’s premier specialist in high quality remanufactured,used, and new office furniture.  Kentwood Office’s…

Continue reading Kentwood Office Furniture

Kerry Rowe Design

Kerry Rowe Design is a color, materials, and finish design consultancy. I create new color and materials palettes as well as help maintain and refresh existing ones for small and mid-sized manufacturers and start ups. During the product development process I strive to consider the most sustainable solutions for my clients and to help them…

Continue reading Kerry Rowe Design

Key Green Solutions LLC

Key Green Solutions is the leader in sustainability management software. We work with over 500 facilities within the United States and Canada. Our Key Green Solutions software suite is designed specifically for a systematized and comprehensive view of the main components of sustainability: energy, waste, food, and purchasing. Our web based software supports multiple users and enhances…

Continue reading Key Green Solutions LLC

Landscape Forms

A Sense of Place…You know it when you feel it. For more than 40 years Landscape Forms has been producing site furniture and accessories that help designers and other clients create a sense of place in outdoor environments. We do it through integrated product collections, leading edge technology and great design. We partner with international…

Continue reading Landscape Forms

LED GreenLight International

LED GreenLight International is pleased to offer you a comprehensive and financially compelling LED lighting retrofit solution for your company’s space. LED GreenLight is prepared to provide you the industry’s finest LED lighting package option in a single turn-key solution. LED lighting is a new, disruptive technology that is reshaping the landscape for commercial, retail…

Continue reading LED GreenLight International

Life Cycle Property Management

Life Cycle is a property management company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We keep out managed properties healthy, clean and aesthetically pleasing for our clients, tenants and the surrounding community. Number of Employees: 3 – 10 Primary focus (industry) of the organization: Real Estate Life Cycle Property Management 315 Paris Ave SE Grand Rapids , MI 49503 (616) 293-5731…

Continue reading Life Cycle Property Management

Local First of West Michigan

Local First’s mission is to foster the development of an economy grounded in local ownership, which functions in harmony with our ecosystem, meets the basic needs of our people, encourages joyful community life, and builds wealth. Sustainability issues involving business / How the business is involved in sustainability or sustainable business practices: We work to…

Continue reading Local First of West Michigan

Mackinaw Power

Founded in 2003, Mackinaw Power has played an integral role in the development of renewable energy in Michigan.  Founder and President, Rich Vander Veen, lead the development efforts to develop the first privately financed wind power project in the Great Lakes, which received unanimous approvals by Mackinaw City, Emmet County, the Michigan Public Service Commission…

Continue reading Mackinaw Power

Market Technologies

  Market Technologies Inc (MTI) specializes in in-store marketing solutions for retail businesses. We create software and web applications that make the everyday life of sales, business, and merchandising more convenient for daily users. With our sustainable technology practices, retailers can incorporate sustainable principles such as zero landfill and fixture design for disassembly. We’re committed…

Continue reading Market Technologies

Meijer

Customer experience and a respect for team members are the basic philosophies that guided Hendrik Meijer more than 80 years ago when he opened the first Meijer store out of his barber shop in Greenville, Mich. The Meijer family continued to follow those core values throughout the years as it evolved. Today, brothers and co-chairmen…

Continue reading Meijer

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

  Since it began as a 15-bed hospital in Grand Rapids in 1893, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s – now a teaching hospital with full Joint Commission accreditation – has been working to improve the health of the community. Today, on the same site, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is a NICHE Exemplar and Magnet®-recognized hospital with…

Continue reading Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Metro Health

  Metro Health is an integrated healthcare system offering expert, award-winning care that’s accessible and convenient with a personal touch. It includes Metro Health Hospital, a 208-bed general acute-care osteopathic teaching hospital located in Wyoming, Michigan, 12 neighborhood physician offices located throughout West Michigan, nationally-recognized heart & vascular services, a wide range of award-winning inpatient and outpatient specialty services, a cancer…

Continue reading Metro Health

MI Local Foodbeet

MI Local Foodbeet is a blog and facebook page devoted to educating locavores – especially Michigan Locavores.  The mission is to educate readers on how to find, prepare, eat, preserve, and enjoy local food.  The MI Local Foodbeet educates readers on sustainable issues related to food and gardening.  Procurement and support of locally grown food…

Continue reading MI Local Foodbeet

Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council

The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) is a business trade association representing companies in Michigan’s advanced energy sector. Michigan EIBC’s mission is to grow Michigan’s advanced energy economy by fostering opportunities for innovation and business growth and offering a unified voice in creating a business-friendly environment for the advanced energy industry in Michigan.…

Continue reading Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council

Michigan Energy Options

Michigan Energy Options (MEO) is a nonprofit that has been in business since 1978. From our offices in East Lansing and Marquette, we pursue daily our mission of guiding communities toward being more sustainable and resilient through the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy. We do this by providing our unbiased expertise, research and…

Continue reading Michigan Energy Options

Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Michigan LCV Education Fund) promotes a healthy and vital Michigan by preserving and protecting our air, land, and water through public education and civic engagement. Our role is to mobilize connections among environmental and other organizations (local, state, and national), key decision-makers, and everyday citizens. Michigan LCV…

Continue reading Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Midwest Energy Group

We believe energy is an operating cost.  We exist to increase profitability for our customers through energy management plans and energy efficiency solutions. Our Foresight energy management service and software is designed to empower organizations with holistic strategies for energy management and monitoring.  Foresight is an annual energy management service made up of energy engineering,…

Continue reading Midwest Energy Group

Morgan & Morgan CPAs

About Us Morgan & Morgan CPAs is an accounting and consulting firm focused on improving the financial and operational performance of small and medium-sized organizations, individuals and families through strategic tax and assurance services. Formerly known as Donald D. Morgan PC CPA, Morgan & Morgan CPAs is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is now…

Continue reading Morgan & Morgan CPAs

Mull-It-Over Products

Mull-It-Over Products invented and manufactures an innovative sound barrier mullion trim cap that minimizes sound transfer between rooms in buildings with glass facades. Glass building facades are beautiful while allowing for natural light and views, but a common complaint is that they are noisy. The problem lies with the transition detail between the interior partition…

Continue reading Mull-It-Over Products

My Green Michigan

My Green Michigan offers full service zero-waste solutions. This includes a site analysis, complete cost analysis, waste reduction consulting, waste diversion programs (in phases), compostable product resources, and compost removal/hauling services. We are happy to help you create a program that fits you needs as well as educate/train your employees on the program and best…

Continue reading My Green Michigan

Natural Capital Partners

Natural Capital Partners, formerly The CarbonNeutral Company, works with clients to combine business success with positive impact on the environment and society. Through collaboration with global project partners, the development of innovative solutions, and understanding the specific goals of its clients, the company delivers a broad range of products and services for carbon, energy, water,…

Continue reading Natural Capital Partners

Nichols

We began our journey more than five years ago when we noticed that the green cleaning movement within our industry seemed to be gaining momentum again.  We knew we had to formalize a program and the task of doing that was overwhelming so we engaged in a relationship with The Ashkin Group to help us…

Continue reading Nichols

Occupant Care

OUR EXPERTISE IS THE DESIGN OF BUILDING UPGRADES FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE, LOWER OPERATIONAL COSTS, REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION, IMPROVED COMFORT AND INCREASED SUSTAINABILITY. Our engineering services include feasibility and financial analysis, design, bid management and negotiations, subcontractor pricing selection, construction management, commissioning and ongoing measurement and verification.  Occupant Care’s unique expertise is working with you to find…

Continue reading Occupant Care

Odom Reusable Building Materials

Deconstruction,salvage, and retail of reusable building materials including cabinets, doors, fixtures, lumber, wood floors and paneling, commercial displays etc. etc. Licensed, insured and experienced crews remove reusable resources from job sites, transport to our store and sell to the public. 16 years of experience in Traverse city area, opening G.R. location spring 2014. Won environmental…

Continue reading Odom Reusable Building Materials

OpEx Pros

Exclusive distributor of the Joule Box Hybrid Generator for on-site power generation and the a-HT1000 Catalytic Converter for commercial HVAC Systems. The Joule Box produces on-site electricity (parallel w/grid via net metering) with a Zero Carbon Footprint. It generates renewal energy (525,600 kWh annually) for less than the cost of Solar and takes 1% of…

Continue reading OpEx Pros

Organicycle

Organicycle began in 2011.  We provide organic waste recycling services to businesses and residents interested in ditching the dump, and incorporating zero-waste practices in the home or in their business.   Organicycle is West Michigan’s all-inclusive recycling provider specializing in curbside compost service for organic waste recycling. Through an affordable, weekly curbside service, Organicycle replaces commercial and residential…

Continue reading Organicycle

Padnos

PADNOS manages scrap for industrial and commercial accounts in Michigan and throughout the United States. From Arizona to the far Northeast, PSM (PADNOS Scrap Management) actively manages scrap for clients with accuracy, efficiency and control.  PSM builds relationships with scrap consumers, logistics providers, and scrap dealers across the United States. Leverage over 100 years of scrap management expertise to implement…

Continue reading Padnos

Perrigo

Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), pet care and consumer products. Perrigo is the world’s largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market. Perrigo’s primary markets and locations of manufacturing facilities are the United…

Continue reading Perrigo

Pilgrim Manor

Pilgrim Manor is a provider of integrated health care and support services dedicated to enhancing the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual quality of life of seniors and their supporters. With residential and in-home options available, you can be sure that Pilgrim Manor has a solution to meet your individual needs, delivered where and when you…

Continue reading Pilgrim Manor

Pilot Malt House

Pilot Malt House is the leading malt manufacturer in Michigan.  We exist to make the connection between Michigan breweries, distilleries, home brew shops and the Michigan agriculture industry.  We work extensively with local growers to help localize the malt supply chain – a feat that has yet to be successfully accomplished in Michigan (at least…

Continue reading Pilot Malt House

Progressive AE

Progressive AE is an award-winning, interdisciplinary team of creative people who think strategically and strategic people who think creatively, designing spaces and systems that produce measurable results in the way people work and the way businesses perform in the built environment. We believe that structures and systems should give back—in human, business, and financial performance.…

Continue reading Progressive AE

Rapid Green Group

Rapid Green Group offers our clients a diversified portfolio of waste management services. Our goal is to be the single source for all your waste management needs. Our suite of companies include: Rapid Shred: providing confidential destruction services Rapid Medical Waste: solutions for regulated medical waste and pharmaceutical waste Rapid Refuse: solutions for solid waste Rapid…

Continue reading Rapid Green Group

RecycleBoxBin

At RecycleBoxBin, we believe recycling has become part of our culture and our habits. Waste service companies are increasing the number of materials that can be recycled. Every company can reduce their carbon footprint by starting, or expanding their recycling program. To have ba successful recycling program bins need to be convenient and close by.…

Continue reading RecycleBoxBin

Repcolite Paints/Recoat Paint

At Re-coat Recycled Paint, a division of RepcoLite Paints, Inc., we are committed to recycling unwanted, leftover latex paint. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. discards almost 69 million gallons of paint every single year. Sadly, much of that paint is disposed of because it’s not needed or wanted, not because it’s…

Continue reading Repcolite Paints/Recoat Paint

Republic Services

Trust earned through action—day after day—that’s the pledge we make to our customers. With resolve and professionalism, Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) works hard to satisfy the evolving waste and recycling needs of its commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers while increasing company value for stockholders. It’s not just what we collect, haul away, dispose of…

Continue reading Republic Services

Restorative Lake Sciences, LLC

We use state of the art lake monitoring tools and community evaluation tools. This allows us to determine not only what the lake needs scientifically to be restored but also how the surrounding community is positioned to play an active role in the management or restoration of the lake. Some communities are rich in resources while others may struggle…

Continue reading Restorative Lake Sciences, LLC

Retegrity Solutions

Retegrity Solutions provides cost savings through sustainable services for hospitals and surgery centers. Our company will resterilize expired single use medical devices that are currently being thrown out due to product expiration. Through this program we are able to prevent unnecessary medical waste from entering the waste stream. Additionally, we provide unique medical device reprocessing programs…

Continue reading Retegrity Solutions

Rhoades McKee

Rhoades McKee is one of West Michigan’s most respected law firms. Our firm was founded in 1960, and we have enjoyed continuous and significant growth since that time. The lawyers at Rhoades McKee are committed to preserving a high standard of excellent service to clients. Rhoades McKee is a full-service, comprehensive law firm located in…

Continue reading Rhoades McKee

Rockford Construction

Established in 1987, Rockford Construction is one of the Top 200 Contractors in the nation and builds in 44 states. Best known as Rockford, the organization has more than 320 team members and locations in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Estero, Florida. Rockford Construction believes in building trust, delivering value, and having a positive impact on…

Continue reading Rockford Construction

SecurAlarm Systems, Inc.

SecurAlarm has been the premier security company in the West Michigan market for over two decades. Whether you need a simple or complex security system for your business or personal residence, SecurAlarm is the only security company that can offer you customized solutions with the latest technology to meet all of your needs. We design,…

Continue reading SecurAlarm Systems, Inc.

Solar Winds Power Systems

Solar Winds Power Systems (SWPS) is located in Shelbyville, MI. Serving the metropolitan and rural areas of Michigan: Including, but not limited to, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Detroit, Ann Arbor, St. Joseph, and Jackson. SWPS engineers, designs, and installs solar electric, hot water, and hot air systems. SWPS offers an option of purchasing web-based monitoring…

Continue reading Solar Winds Power Systems

SpartanNash

SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the largest food distributor serving US military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto…

Continue reading SpartanNash

Spectrum Health

space here Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 11 hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 173 ambulatory and service sites; 960 advanced practice providers and employed physicians including members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart physician groups; and Priority…

Continue reading Spectrum Health

Steelcase

Steelcase is the world’s leading manufacturer of office environments. Inspired by over 105 years of insight gained serving the world’s leading organizations, we design for a wide variety of customer needs through our three core brands: Steelcase, Turnstone and Coalesse. Together, our brands offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture, technology and services. We also…

Continue reading Steelcase

Stryker Corporate

Number of Employees: 100 to 1,000 Primary focus (industry) of the organization: Manufacturing Stryker Corporate 2825 Airview Boulevard Plainwell, Michigan 49002 Forum Representative: Darcy Nelles-Serba Facilities Manager darcy.nelles@stryker.com 269-389-5305

Continue reading Stryker Corporate

Sustainable Partners LLC (Spart)

Sustainable Partners LLC helps major energy users lower their total costs and improve reliability through on-site cogeneration of electricity and heat, fueled by biogas and/or natural gas. Where organic waste is available, Sustainable Partners LLC uses anaerobic digestion technology to generate biogas and compost from the waste, reducing transportation, landfill, and water treatment costs. Sustainable Partners…

Continue reading Sustainable Partners LLC (Spart)

Sustainable Research Group

SRG is dedicated to identifying, documenting, and improving business performance by using principles that move our clients to and beyond “green” to become economically sound, environmentally healthy, and socially responsible. Traditional thinking is that economic growth and development come at the expense of environmental quality. However, traditional thinking need not be true. Thanks to the…

Continue reading Sustainable Research Group

The Wege Foundation

The Wege Foundation celebrated the 40th anniversary of its founding on July 13, 2007, in Grand Rapids Michigan. But for our new web friends to learn how it began and who we are is to meet the man behind it. To understand The Wege Foundation is to understand the vision and the passion of its…

Continue reading The Wege Foundation

Thomas J. Newhouse-Design

For more than 30 years, Tom Newhouse has been designing furniture, lighting, and other products as the owner/principal of an industrial design consulting firm located in western Michigan. Prior to 1978, he was a member of the corporate design staff of Herman Miller, Inc. Tom works primarily in the areas of home and office furniture,…

Continue reading Thomas J. Newhouse-Design

Trendway

Trendway Corporation, an employee owned company in Holland, Michigan, helps customers create beautiful and effective work environments with a wide range of furniture and architectural products. A company with more than 45 years of exceptional performance, Trendway provides customers peace of mind through outstanding service, quality products, guaranteed delivery, and fast/flexible custom solutions. The company…

Continue reading Trendway

Valley City Electronic Recycling, Inc.

Valley City Electronic Recycling is a Michigan-based electronic recycling company providing recycling solutions to our Midwest clients for 42 years. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Valley City provides electronics recycling services for hundreds of customers. Valley City Electronic Recycling is dedicated to safe, environmentally friendly, domestic recycling of electronics that have no resale value as…

Continue reading Valley City Electronic Recycling, Inc.

Warner Norcross & Judd

  At Warner Norcross & Judd, we’re more than our Best Lawyers in America designations, Martindale-Hubbell rankings and Chambers USA acknowledgements. As one of the largest and most successful law firms in Michigan, we can handle your business matters, whether simple or complex, from start to finish. Here are some examples: When the stakes are especially high,…

Continue reading Warner Norcross & Judd

West Michigan Environmental Action Council

West Michigan Environmental Action Council has been West Michigan’s preeminent resource for environmental education and advocacy since 1968.  Founded by a diverse group of concerned citizens and organizational stakeholders, WMEAC is a non-profit, 501C3 organization uniquely positioned to respond to emerging issues and new threats to West Michigan’s natural and human ecologies, strategically focused on Building…

Continue reading West Michigan Environmental Action Council

West Michigan Works!

West Michigan Works! Business Solutions Representatives work with companies in Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties to create a customized solution that address unique talent needs: Access to the broadest talent pool in Michigan and can help you find candidates that match your unique employment needs, no matter the level or skill…

Continue reading West Michigan Works!

Wolverine Building Group

Wolverine Building Group stands in the forefront of the construction industry providing quality building solutions through integrity, value and craftsmanship. We offer a diverse background with unmatched experience and versatility. The unique blend of our specialized teams allow us to pool a wide variety of expertise and penetrate almost any segment of the construction industry…

Continue reading Wolverine Building Group

At-Large Members

AT-LARGE MEMBERS Steven H. Dahlquist, Ph.D. Central Michigan University, Assistant Professor of Marketing dahlq1s@cmich.edu Steve Dahlquist is an Assistant Professor in Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration, where he teaches courses in Sales Management, Managerial Marketing, and International Marketing. Previous to joining CMU, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in New Product Development,…

Continue reading At-Large Members

Student Members

As of February 2014, WMSBF member colleges and universities are able to name current students at Student Members as part of their memberships.  Students not affiliated with a member university may become a member for $20.  Learn more here. 

Continue reading Student Members