Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Announcing the 2019 Sustainable Business of the Year Honorees
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will honor six local organizations with its 2019 Sustainable Business of the Year Awards on Wednesday, October 16 at the Triple Bottom Line Bash.
This year’s winners are:
- Triple Bottom Line Leadership Award: The Gluten Free Bar
- Minority-Owned Sustainable Business Award: Jim Roberts Enterprises LLC
- Circular Economy Leadership Award: Public Thread
- Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award: Valley City Electronic Recycling
- Climate Leadership Award: Environmental Resources Management
- Clean Water Award: Frederik Meijer Gardens
The grand prize West Michigan Sustainable Business of the Year is selected annually by a vote of the WMSBF membership. Winners will be announced on October 16 at the Triple Bottom Line Bash!
The 2019 Sustainable Business Hall of Fame Honorees
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will honor two local professionals at the 2019 Triple Bottom Line Bash on October 16.
This year’s West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall of Fame Honoree is Keith Winn, LEED Fellow and president of Catalyst Partners. On the ground floor of the green building movement, Winn was a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council and has remained a central figure in the movement locally and nationally. He has held active roles on various committees there over the years. He founded Catalyst Partners in 2002 after several years at Herman Miller, where he served on the Environmental Quality Action Team and chaired the Design for the Environment and Green Building Teams.
The Sustainable Business Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes extraordinary contributions to the growth of sustainable business in the West Michigan area over the course of a career.
The Future Hall of Fame Honoree is Alice Jasper, Local First sustainable business program manager. In her work for Local First’s Good for Michigan program, Jasper oversees the metrics that benchmark social and environment impact while curating opportunities to help businesses improve the people and planet pillars of their triple bottom lines. In addition, WGVU has recruited her for “Shaping Narratives,” a project influencing public narratives affecting people of color. The Future Hall of Fame Award recognizes an emerging professional whose work deserves further recognition.
This year’s selection committee included Sarah Chartier, Alison Sutter, Matthew Van Sweden, Gayle DeBruyn, Norman Christopher, Gabe Wing, Sara Meyer, Tom Newhouse, and Mark LaCroix.
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