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2017 President’s Award Winner: Jason Kehr

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will honor Jason Kehr as the 2017 President’s Award winner at its Annual Meeting this Monday.  The President’s Award recognizes a professional for his or her contributions to the growth and development of West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.  It is given each year at the WMSBF Annual Meeting.  View past winners here.

Kehr is Managing Partner of Valley City Electronic Recycling. He is a founding member of the WMSBF Solid Waste Task Force and has served on the board of directors since 2015. A tireless advocate for the organization, Kehr is directly responsible for growing WMSBF membership by 5% during his time on the board. He was also a contributor to the Michigan Municipal Solid Waste Economic Valuation Study.

VCER is an R2 Certified electronic recycler and has been serving Grand Rapids and the state of Michigan since 2003.  Jason resides in Eastown with his wife, Marilyn, and their five children.

Event Review, WMSBF News

2016 Conference Review

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West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum hosted more than 140 sustainability practitioners and other professionals at its fourth annual conference earlier this month at Cathedral Square Conference Center in downtown Grand Rapids.

Presentations can be found below:

Flint Recycling Potential:  Presentation Slides (PDF)
Matt Flechter, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Roger Cargill, Schupan Recycling

Moving Flint Forward: Presentation Slides (PDF)
Kristina Johnston, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Keynote: Pashon Murray, Detroit Dirt Presentation Slides (PDF)

Electronic Recycling in Michigan: Presentation Slides (PDF)
Steve Noble, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Nick Carlson, Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids

The Lowell Energy Anaerobic Digester: Presentation Slides (PDF)
Greg Northrup, Sustainable Partners LLC

Resilient Landscapes Through Agriculture: Presentation Slides (PDF)
Levi Gardner, Urban Roots
Youssef Darwich, Grand Valley State University

Integrating Local Food Into Your Workplace: Presentation Slides (PDF)
Garrett Ziegler, MSU Extension

Keynote: Dar Baas, Kent County Presentation Slides (PDF)

This year’s conference presented by Valley City Electronic Recycling, Herman Miller and Kent County Department of Public Works.

Exhibit sponsors included Advanced Technology Recycling, Clothing MattersFlint & Genesee Chamber of CommerceLiveRoof and LiveWall, West Michigan Environmental Action Council.