Spring Clean - Responsibly

It is that time of year to begin your spring cleaning.  People across the country are breaking out the cleaning supplies and lawn equipment to give their homes and yard a fresh clean look.  In doing so, there are a few sustainability concepts...

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...

Pinterest 101 for Green and Sustainable Businesses

As if there weren’t enough social media marketing platforms already?  Many or our small business clients express concern about not having enough time to effectively market their sustainable business practices on social media let alone take on using...

How We Buy and Dispose of Our Stuff Matters

The business world is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve its supply chain management processes.  Leading companies are reaping the benefits from applying sustainability concepts to the acquisition of their goods and services.  As...

How Employees and Small Business Owners Can Take Baby Steps Towards Going Green

Big question: When does a business begin on the path of sustainability?  What is the motivation?  For some business owners, operating cost or stakeholder involvement drives the first inquiry into sustainability. For others, it is personal.  And, many...

Stocking Stuffers for your Inbox that Bring Green Cheer All Year Round

For many, this year has marked a desire to expand personal or business growth in eco awareness and business sustainability.   Now, as the year closes and we find ourselves uniting with friends and family for the holiday season, it's a time to share...

How to Use Social Media for America Recycles Day to Inspire Eco Awareness and Action

November 15th is America Recycles Day. It is a day of enhanced eco awareness regarding the importance of recycling, educating on the” how and what” to recycle as well as inspiring others to take eco action and commit to recycling for the next...

How to Make the Job You Have a Green Job

When you think of ‘green’ jobs, most often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a job title and description that "sounds" green.   This leads many to believe that ‘green’ jobs...

How Do You Get Employees to Think about CSR Every Day?

Most business leaders would agree that an organization’s strength is, in large part, based on its internal resources and the practices utilized to cultivate talent.  When it comes to building a sustainable business reputation, employees are just...

Broker, Role Model, or Risk Taker: What are Your Characteristics of Influence?

Too often corporate policies are put in place to maintain consistency and drive efficiency within an organization.  However, a lack of policy cohesion can undermine the business sustainability goals leaving both employees and stakeholders in a state...

The Power of Discovery for Green Living

Look around and you'll see going green slogans everywhere.  The web is full of information on going green, living a sustainable lifestyle and advice on personal sustainability.   For many, this mountain of information can be confusing and at times...

What Is Your Green Path?

"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...

Summer Solstice 2013: Kicking off Big Green Summer Dreams

Summer officially begins this week as the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year. For Americans, summer will begin either on Thursday or Friday—depending on which time zone you live in. That's because the timing of the summer solstice...

What is Your Role in Supporting the Green Movement?

Does your lifestyle supper the green movement?  Interestingly, the question is generally reversed: How do you create a green or sustainable lifestyle?    But, the dynamics of life is reciprocity - a state of mutual exchange. If you are looking to...

Green Dreams for Green Summer Living

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...

Is Your Organization Building Its Business Sustainability Skillset?

In a recent Dynamic Business post, How to Help Employees be More Innovative, our sustainability consulting finds an interesting parallel in skill building conversation.  Herein, the author discusses the value of building internal competencies...

How to Set Up Pinterest for Green Brands in 5 Easy Steps

  Unless you are new to social media marketing, then you know that the new hottest social media platform is Pinterest.  With more than 20 million monthly active users spending on average over 90 minutes on the site each month, it is arguably...

Rethinking Waste for Earth Day

  Do you know your waste and recycling facts? The average American office worker uses about 500 disposable cups every year. Every year, Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks, and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. Every...

Trees: Branching Out for Wildlife for National Wildlife Week

  "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 sustainability...

Gamification: The Hottest Tool in the Sustainability Toolkit

  Can we be "nudged" into better, more sustainable practices that help the environment? The post, Is a 'nudge' in the right direction all we need to be greener ? says so.  Citing subliminal and visual cues accompanied by policy nudges, the post...