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West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum July 17 Features Stories From John Ball Zoo, Founders Brewing Company
July 17 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host a luncheon discussion on recent sustainability initiatives at two of the region’s most prominent institutions for its Monday, July 17 membership meeting at the Bissell Tree House at John Ball Zoo.
Allmon Forrester, Director of Facilities, Planning and Sustainability at John Ball Zoo and John Ball Zoo CEO Peter D’Arienzo will discuss the zoo’s sustainability success stories, highlight its efforts in waste reduction, energy efficiency and sustainable development, highlighting the connection between animal conservation and sustainability. The meeting will also include an optional behind the scenes tour of the zoo’s exhibits.
Cody Green, the Environment, Health & Safety Specialist for Founders Brewing Company will share how its efforts to sustainably dispose of wastewater from brewing operations led to a partnership with City of Grand Rapids that will develop a city-operated biodigester.
Note that this month’s meeting is in the Bissell Tree House, which is at the top of the zoo property, accessible via a five-minute funicular or shuttle ride, or a 10-minute walk.
WMSBF July Meeting
Monday, July 17
11:30 am to 2:15 pm
John Ball Zoo – Bissell Tree House
1300 West Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
11:30 am Funicular and Shuttle Rides Open
12 pm Lunch & Networking
12:30 pm Welcome & Introductions
12:40 pm How Founders Is Fixing Wastewater Flows
1:05 pm Role of Zoos in Sustainability and Animal Conservation
1:20 pm Sustainability at John Ball Zoo
1:55 pm Optional Tour of John Ball Zoo Sustainability Assets
2:15 pm (Approx.) Adjourn