Is a Museum the Best Place to Talk About Sustainability? The Wright Museum Believes So

As a beacon of education in Detroit, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History approaches sustainability in a participatory, not prescriptive, way. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Leslie Tom, Chief Sustainability Officer, and Edward Foxworth, Director of External Affairs at The Wright, about the path to create a greener museum …

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C2BE – Leading the Way to Employee Ownership

In our recent article, we looked at the importance of developing a thriving local economy. The Center for Community-Based Enterprise (C2BE), a non-profit based in the heart of Detroit, supports local business through the expansion of worker-owned businesses. This June, C2BE joined us as a presenter at our Triple Bottom Line Forum at Wayne State …

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Sustainable Resolutions Celebration a Success!

Celebrating the milestones of time is a uniquely human thing. It’s something we do to recollect where we’ve been and give pause to reorient ourselves to where we’re going. This past Thursday, at Hop Cat Detroit, SMSBF continued its tradition of marking the passage of another year with its “Sustainable Resolutions Celebration”. The room was …

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SMSBF Award Presentation

Triple Bottom Line Business Leader Award & Holiday Party

Randy Walker (left) receives the award from SMSBF president, Mike Shesterkin. “Jeff McCabe has been a long-time friend of SMSBF and a true triple bottom line business leader. As a representative of the SMSBF board, I couldn’t be happier presenting our first Triple Bottom Line Business Leader Award to Jeff”, Shesterkin said as he presented …

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Sustainable Community Optimistic at SMSBF Breakfast Featuring Maurice Cox

By Robert E. Mattler Beyond Detroit’s Bankruptcy Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum’s (SMSBF) Member- Guest event was held last week at Next Energy and it certainly provoked some good conversation and a better perspective of what’s in store from Maurice Cox, Director of Planning from Detroit’s Planning & Development Department. Members and guests had several …

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