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2016 Holiday Party Recap 1

The SMSBF 2016 Holiday Party was a success! Our speakers gave enlightening presentations that encouraged attendees to consider their role in sustainability. In addition to the presentations, attendees had the chance to mingle with other sustainably-minded business owners and learn more about SMSBF and its role in the community. Below […]


Water Management Event Recap

The irony is not lost on us that our Water Management event on September 29th in Detroit was accompanied by a torrential downpour. Our hats go off to those brave souls who attended – particularly both of our speakers – Grant Trigger of Racer and Roy Cole with Parjana Distribution. […]


Maurice Cox Member Guest Event Recap

At our quarterly meeting on September 11, Maurice Cox, the Planning Director for the City of Detroit, gave a candid, inspirational presentation about Detroit’s future to a packed house at NextEnergy. He mentioned that he wouldn’t have taken the job as Planning Director if the groundwork had not already been […]


From the Ground Up Was Remarkable Success

From the Ground Up Remarkable Success; Makes Business Sense of Urban Agriculture We keep hearing about urban farming, community gardens and these sorts of things. It’s a hot topic, especially in the City of Detroit, where nearly one-half of the city’s 138 square miles is now vacant. What are we […]