Sustainable Easter Ideas to Inspire Sustainability

While not everyone celebrates the Easter religious holiday, the day is often associated with renewal and Spring.  As a sustainability consultant, I like to use the positive anticipation of holidays, family gatherings, and meaningful celebrations as...

Is Resource Management Incorporated in Your Sustainability Plan?

Increasing conversations around business sustainability risk and value creation has raised corporate eco awareness. Business leaders are now seeking new strategies to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability issues through information...

Be Your Best Green Self

Today’s business organizations are presented with the unique opportunity to increase profitability through greater eco awareness and the pursuit of a more sustainable business. To gain and maintain a competitive advantage over the competition,...

Maximizing Virtual and Eco Friendly Conferences for Sustainability Gains

Bringing people together for meetings, often for multiple days at a time, can create a "host" of environmental impacts—from the smog and greenhouse gas emissions associated with air and ground travel to the paper, plastic, and food waste associated...

Driving Value into the Corporate Social Responsibility Conversation with Sustainability Communications

Through our sustainability consulting experiences, the professional consultants of Taiga Company have come to recognize that one of the main challenges in implementing a business sustainability plan is pairing sustainability concepts to...

3 Ways to Master Business Sustainability

As the business world evaluates the range of possible futures emerging from these economic times, business sustainability is defining itself as leading edge strategic business approach. Many businesses are now acting to address what are believed to...

How Social Media Communications Overcomes Sustainability Challenges

Sustainability has emerged as an important component to our everyday lives, directly shaping our daily activities— the products we purchase; the materials we recycle; and our views on politics, business, climate change, and more. While its exact ...

What Can We Learn from Sustainable Retail Communications?

With sustainability concepts and definitions subject to interpretation, the same business sustainability programs claimed as "sustainable" are also subject to negative commentary from various forms of media.  A strong reputation is a...

Shaping Sustainability Reality through Your Expectations

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?  What do you expect from your business?...

Capture Low Hanging Sustainability Fruit: The Green 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...

Green Living The Easy Way - Say No to Spring Cleaning - Transform Your Home into an Eco Haven!

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~ Lao-tzu Green living is relative. It's all about perspective.  A sustainable lifestyle often means different things to different people.  For those with broad eco awareness and who are well...

Spring Eco Inspiration on Pinterest

"The earth is what we all have in common."  ~ Wendell Barry Since we are all in the same boat (on the same planet), so doesn't it make sense that we should all be interested in making this world into a better one -- if we only knew how.  Actually, we...

Business Sustainability as a Pivot Point

Green or sustainable business practices are rapidly becoming mainstream in the day-to-day business world. Companies both large and small are learning first-hand the value of integrating eco awareness into their operations and business strategies. ...

Extending Green Kindness on St. Patrick’s Day

Oftentimes we associate our business sustainability consulting practice to that of a garden.  We plant the seeds of sustainability concepts as we counsel business leaders and individuals on the how's and why's of business sustainability.  A...

Gathering New Insight into Sustainable Supply Chain Risk

"Remember, you don't 'have' a supply chain; you're in one." -Bruno Sarda, head of Global Sustainability Operations for Dell This was the closing remark in the keynote presentation at the Climate Leadership Conference last week in San Diego.  It was...

Just What Exactly Is "Living Green"?

Napoleon Hill got it right! "First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.  The post, What is the Quality of...

Myths and Truths about Business Sustainability

While service industries don't have smokestacks and may have less environmental impacts than a manufacturing facility, they too can benefit from sustainable business strategies to mitigate risks and capture new business opportunities.  However, it...

Four Sustainable Transportation Trends to Put on the Radar for 2014

Driven by a wide variety of business sustainability goals and objectives, leading companies have refocused attentions on the supply chain.  Primarily addressing upstream opportunities, the expanded sustainable supply chain management conversation...

A Sustainability Compass for Business

Are you enabling sustainability in your business?  Are you identifying and managing business sustainability risk?  Are you actively implementing specific sustainability concepts into core businesses operations?  At some point in time these questions...

February Transitions - Are your Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions in Tact?

Did you know?  In ancient Rome, Februarius was the "Month of Purification" and great festivities were held to reestablish the empire's focus on righteous living   In fact, February is a transitional month, and so February meaning and symbolism...