Sustainability Pollinators: Are you One?

Pollination.  Our world and our food depends on pollination.  In fact, did you know that approximately 80 percent of pollination by insects is carried out by bees?  Maybe that's why the call them busy bees.   Perhaps, but curiously, what would our...

Earth Day Karma - What are You Creating?

What is Karma?   Karma is a Sanskrit word that means "action." Karma has commonly been considered a punishment for past bad actions, but karma is neither judge nor jury. Rather, it is simply the universal law of cause and effect that says...

Assessing Your Sustainable Supply Chain Maturity

Over the years, our sustainability consulting has observed many business improvement programs focused on supply chain management in both large and small companies.  Commonly a large portion of the supply chain management efforts have targeted...

Personal Sustainability Reflections for the Holiday Weekend

The exploration of personal value in the ‘sustainability journey’ is a powerful motivator and it is the easiest entry point for the exploration of sustainability concepts. By focusing on personal value, the door opens to a wide range of...

Reframing Our Thoughts to Embrace Sustainability

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...

Actions Speak Louder than Words for Earth Day 2014

Do you know your Earth Day Eco Facts?  What about Fun Facts about Forests and Taiga?  And how about your knowledge of Water Facts and Eco Actions?  There are a ton of sustainability concepts and facts to know, share, and act upon.  With Earth Day...

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...