Green Michiana Month

June is Green Michiana Month!

On April 22, 2014, thirteen area Mayors and City Leaders gathered at the Center for a Sustainable Future's annual Earth Day Reception to sign a proclamation declaring June as Green Michiana Month.  It is a time to educate the public, community organizations, public officials, and civic leaders about the importance of sustainability in changing our world today.

Green Michiana Month encourages community awareness and participation in events and activities that promote sustainable practices and lifestyles.

Check out the following Green Michiana events for 2014:

South Bend





Michigan's Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum 
Wednesday June 4
11:30am-1:00 pm
The New Harbor Shores Inn
Benton Harbor, MI
Evan Smith from the City of Niles Dial a Ride will speak about transportation and Debra Panozoo a Mobility Consultant who will talk about how she helps improve transit in our region.
There will be a cost of $5 for for non-members. All people will pay for their lunches individually.
Please RSVP so MGSSBF knows how many to expect.
For more information:

Michigan's Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum
Green Transportation
June 16 
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Harbor Grand
111 W Water St.
New Buffalo, MI 49117
Please RSVP by email if you plan on attending to or call 269-588-0222
The event cost:
$15 for members
$25 for non-members 
Includes Lunch!

June 29
8am to noon
St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn
South Bend’s Paddlefest is a canoe and kayak event held each year on the last Sunday in June. Paddlefest promotes family recreation on the river, canoe and kayak racing, and the health of Michiana’s greatest natural resource, the St. Joseph River. Events are geared for youth and recreational paddlers as well as serious racers.
Explore the website for more information, or contact