How Can Small Business Capture the Value of Sustainability?

“We want to create change and make a profit. We want to improve systems and pay our employees well. We want to innovate, create and produce and we want to do it with all resources, all stakeholders, including the earth, in the forefront of our minds....

Green Thinking As Pathway to Changing Habits

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious." ~ Bill Meyer As Charles Reade said, "Sow a thought, and you reap an act. Sow an act, and you reap a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and...

Eco Magic and Sustainability Spells: Ways to Green Your Halloween

Looking to cast some magic this Halloween but need a little help?  Maybe a love potion would do the trick!    Perhaps a magic spell?  As a sustainability consultant, I've been known to cast a little magic of my own.  In my professional consulting,...

Water Wise Eco Habits for #EcoChallenge2014

Do you want to go green but just don't know where to start?  Well, great news!  You don't have to be a fantastic to live green and you can get started today.  Going green isn't an all or nothing approach -just a simple transition into making better...

What the Boreal Forest Is and How it Inspires Us

"He who plants a tree, Plants a hope." ~Lucy Larcom  As our company name is Taiga Company, we are frequently asked what inspired us to embark in sustainable business enterprise as well as how the company was named.  Keeping true to...

If You Struggle With Social Media for Sustainability, Watch our Videos!

One of the great challenges facing sustainability, especially business sustainability, is the ability to measure success. The other challenge, is communicating that success in meaningful, relevant ways to interested stakeholders.  As adoption of both...

What Habits Can You Change for the #EcoChallenge2014

Do you practice eco excellence?   "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle As it turns out, habits are powerful forces, and companies are using those forces when interacting with customers and...

Key Questions for Sustainable High Potential Employee Engagement

Internally driven organizations recognize the talent of the future does not reside exclusively or even in a large part outside the walls of their current organization.  Instead, these sustainable talent development leaders are creating...

Easy Steps to Green Your Home Office

You're running a business and you want to do it right. That means bringing your environmental and social performance in line for a healthier bottom line.  You are asking questions such as, "Are we taking advantage of the sustainable business...

5 Green Books Worth a Read

The road to sustainability is paved with multiple small decisions, as well as, big, larger commitments.  The small choices are the ones we make every day. To support sustainable development in business, life, and the environment, you've got to get...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Fall Bike Commuting

While escalating conversations on topics such as climate change, carbon legislation, energy independence, and growing consumer eco awareness generate forward eco movement for some it simultaneously creates confusion and skepticism for others.   To...

6 Easy Ways to Green Your Fall Fitness Routine

It’s no secret that going green is all the rage these days.  In fact, being eco-friendly is more popular and well accepted now than ever before in history. The thing is, eco awareness is gaining momentum, but not everybody knows exactly how to take...

How to Be a Green Go-To-Person

What does it mean to be a green go to person?  As described in our eco friendly training, it is seamlessly integrating our personal sustainability values in all areas of our lives in such a way that it transforms our environment and gives back in...

How Big Do You Think? Noticing the Correlation between Expectations and Results

The bigger the dream, the more you aspire to become.  Dreams are great - they inspire us. However, inspiration without eco action is only good intent.  A question to ponder is, what do you expect from yourself?  "We tend to live up to our...

How Is Sustainability Altering the Measures of Business Success?

“The belief in shareholder value continues to dominate Wall Street’s thinking and that of the broader investment community, including financial analysts, portfolio managers and individual investors. Yet, cracks are beginning to appear in the...

Examining Component to Effect Sustainable Communication

Evidence has shown that stakeholder engagement is critical to a company’s ability to capitalize on its eco awareness, product stewardship, reputation, and overall business sustainability programs.   In addition, the rise of social media has...

Little Known Ways to Transform Your Home to an Eco Haven this Fall

Feeling more eco-conscious as fall approaches?  Anticipating the weather getting cooler and heating bills getting higher, many are wondering how to transform our homes into an environmental-friendly haven that are easy on your budget. While there are...

Labor Day 2014 Green Reading List

While sustainable business strategies and green living may not be 100% mainstream (yet), at Taiga Company, we frequently find ourselves reflecting on the words of Nelson Mandela, “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people...

Little Known Ways to Green Your Labor Day

It is that time of year, when many of us engage in the fun and festive activities of Labor Day and summer's end.  While the days of summer may be drawing to a close, the Labor Day holiday is a fun way to "kick start" a personal sustainability program ...

Easy Ways to Green Your Back to School Days

With summer nearing an end and children headed back to school, now is a great time to have a discussion with your family about sustainable living and building that back to school checklist.  Going back to school is an exciting time.  It can also be a...