• Welcome to the SWMSBF!
  • Welcome to the SWMSBF!

The mission of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is to promote business practices which demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility.

SWMSBF April 2018 Program: Tax Reform: Impacts and Opportunities for Your Sustainable Business

Wondering how federal tax reform and the new budget will affect your sustainability plans? Interested in better utilizing tax incentives and rebates to implement clean energy and efficiency projects? Please join us for our upcoming program!


James Combs, Honigman

Rose Shaver, Schneider Electric

John Martin, Schneider Electric 

Join us on April 19 from 12-2 PM for lunch and a panel discussion.

Event details:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

12-2 PM

Kalamazoo Nature Center, Cooper's Glen Auditorium

Registration for this event is now closed, but space may still be available. Please email swmsbf@naturecenter.org for details.



2018 Battle of the Buildings

Registration is now open!

The Michigan Battle of the Buildings is an awards and recognition program for energy use reduction open to all Michigan area commercial,  industrial & multi-family buildings. The program is a way to encourage energy-efficient practices in buildings across the state and to instill a spirit of friendly competition among the area’s building owners and operators. There is no cost to enter the competition. Registration period runs January 1 through March 31 each year.

Member Spotlight

What does SWMSBF mean to me and my business?

SWMSBF provides me an opportunity to network with colleagues of similar minds and for me to learn about the efforts of passionate people in the region.

Don Carpenter, Drummond Carpenter, PLLC


Tell us about a sustainability project or initiative that your business is currently working on or has recently completed. 

Drummond Carpenter focuses on sustainable water management. Our favorite projects are where we work with the community to conceptualize their vision for a greener future and then design/build that vision. For example, we work with local watershed councils and municipalities to design and construct rain gardens to improve watershed health.