Dream Big: Keys to a Greener World This Valentine's Day

  "We grow great by dreams.  All big men are dreamers.  They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.  Some of us let our dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days...

Proof: Brands Matter to Employees When They Do Things That Matter

Employees value meaningful work over any other retention initiatives and the best career option for a staff member amid the current economic scenario is developing their skills with their current employer, says a survey. According to Talent...

5 Online Tools to Reduce Personal Emissions in 2013

The New Year is right around the corner.  Many are considering what resolutions they are going to make - and keep!  Why not make a resolution that not only helps yourself but is also lighter on our planet?  A proposed resolution - how can we...

Learn the Best Ways to Kick Off Your Green Holiday Planning

Have you heard someone say they are going green because it's the "right” thing to do?  When you ask them what exactly the “right” thing is, they mention because "it's good for the environment".  As a sustainability consultant, I'm all for being good...

Who's Ready for America Recycles Day? Hint - It's November 15th!

When it comes to recycling, not everyone has the same point of view. Some people are die-hard recyclers and recycle everything from bottles and cans to glass and newspapers to e-waste. They are even dedicated enough to refurbish or donate their used...

3 Reasons To Succeed at Bike Commuting in the Fall and Winter

Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding.  At Taiga Company, we're big promoters...

Driving Green: It's Not All About the Car

Do you have to drive a hybrid vehicle or electrical car to drive green?   Sure, "green" cars are cool and are sparking innovation and eco awareness, but approaching your current vehicle with a sustainability mindset can also help to save cost and...

Creating Meaningful Work: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

There are multiple paths to career satisfaction but finding meaning in your work may be the single most contributing factor to long term satisfaction in the workplace.  According to the post, Getting Beyond Engagement to Creating Meaning at...

What Makes You Think You Can Change the World? And How to Do It?

"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,...

How Your Garbage is a Sustainable Solution to Food Waste

Here's the problem:  According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Forty percent of food produced in the United States ends up in a landfill. The amount of food we throw away has ballooned 50 percent since the 1970s. And, the facts on food...

Responsible Disposal: How to Get Rid of Your Stuff the Green Way

  What do the three arrows of the recycling symbol mean?  Do you know?  Each arrow represents one step in the three step process that completes the recycling loop.  The first arrow is the collection step. The second arrow is the manufacturing process...

Employee Engagement for the Summer Months

As we head into the summer months, many organizations are looking for ways to keep employees productive, engaged and motivated.  While it's important to take a comprehensive, integrated approach to people management the post, Engage Your Employees: 5...

Dreaming Green for Sustainable 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...

How to Cut Cost and Engage Employees through Energy Efficiency

The post, Engage Your Employees: 5 Must-Dos In 2011, suggests "using social good as a Trojan horse for engagement: Connecting the dots between engagement and social responsibility is no longer the "wave of the future." It's what companies need to be...

Thoughts and Actions: Planting Seeds of Sustainability Success

"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...

Easily Ways to Change Green Dreams to Green Actions

"We grow great by dreams.  All big men are dreamers.  They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.  Some of us let our dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad...

A Simple Guide to Green Your Summer Exercise 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...

Use Your Sustainability Superpowers to Green Your Week

Super powers are cool.  They  invoke the imagination of superhuman qualities capable of tacking any challenge and succeeding. In many ways, the call for sustainability invokes the better qualities of us as humans.  If we were to have sustainability...

Your Low Waste Diet for Earth Day 2012

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 year,...

As You Sow So Shall You Reap: Eco Resources for Earth Day and Every Day

"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 you reap a destiny.” Charles Reade Habits are routines of behavior that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously,...